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Balos Beach and Lagoon

Gramvoussa peninsula, Kissamos, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kissamos
Type: Beaches
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Most visit place in Crete. Kiss of three seas :) You need go up to the mountain if you want to see all beauty of this place.

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Wittlich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very unique beach. The lagoon shelters the beach from big waves. Pink coral washes up on the sand. Great place to take small children or for anyone enjoying calm waters. Go in the morning before the tourist crowds arrive. Beautiful, clear water!!! Limited services as the area is very isolated.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yes there are plenty of people because it's a special place. Yes it's absolutely beautiful. The key to this place, bring beach shoes. It will allow you enter waters from anywhere and there will be pockets of less people because the water is rocky. Your beach shoes will allow you to park up in the less crowded pockets and enter... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Even though I live in Australia,i have never ever seen a beach with so many different shades of colours in my life.Blues,greens,an iridescent masterpiece of colours.A true wonder of the world.

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Prato, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a very special place, wonderful panorama and water, it's very nice to walk in so low water for hundreds of meters. This has to be seen once in a lifetime!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

After long drive on bad road we finally came to place that amazed us . Balos beach is hidden paradise . It s a must when visiting Crete .

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Awesome scenery, spectacular volcanic mountains. Aqua Blue sea. Very organized travel organization with superb boats that have great food and everything "beach" on board.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

One of the nost beatiful beaches I ever visit, very hot water, low tide, almost no waves, and magnificent colors of the water. Can be reached by car, a very bad road, or bay cruiser ships, departing Kissamos harbour. It is sugested to take the big boat for a daily trip, because you arrive directly to the island. It is... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Balos is really beautiful place to see, truly. However, as we came there with a cruise ship full of people (hundreds and hundreds of them), it really was quickly overcrowded. However I recommend walking a bit further from the ship, as most of the people are kind of lazy to go that far and it's at least a bit better.... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The view was excellent, breathtaking. Blue, calm, crystal-clear waters, perfect beach and a relaxing atmosphere. It's definetely worth visiting!

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