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Balos Lagoon

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Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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We had rented a small car. It was good for all other places, but a more powerful engine would be better for this trip. It is not difficult to get there if you are at least an average driver. Google led us to the Balos...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ivana P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is nothing more beautiful in West Crete, no better beach, but you go there with a packed lunch, water and drinks since there are no restaurants and maybe not even a public loo. Don't drop your wastes, Bring more than you brought since we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kickie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First thing I notice is that people comment on the road to get there, and I don't agree it's unsafe or too narrow etc. It's really not so bad, just drive with caution and don't speed. By the way, the road we took to Preveli...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank monikagumbyte
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views, the 10km of the road the to the spot from the main roads totally unsafe and in outrageous condition. Remote location, many tourist rental cars, very little / no services. Nice to be back alive.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank beenthereoncenotmore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful place , with shallow, turquoise waters, very peaceful😍🏝🏖. We visited by boat 🚤, we read reviews about driving there and got a bit scared in all honestly, and chose the boat instead .It can be very popular and crowded in hot summer...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ramonab191
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful to see but you need to choose a warm day and then decide whether you are driving or going by boat. By boat (from Kissamos) is easier and will often include two islands - however it seems to be a day trip and if,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After traversing the dirt track to Balos the view from the hillside looking down upon the lagoon is amazing, somewhat akin to a picture postcard - shallow, crystal clear, turquoise water and white sand. Come equipped & prepared as there isn't too much in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dupree1688
Reviewed 1 week ago

have been traveling round island for some time when we drove up a very rocky but exciting road( sort of) you cant quite believe the view breath taking go in the morning before all the boats .you wont be disappointed

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Road797229
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balos is absolutrly amazing, the most beautiful scenery of the whole island and one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. However you must be prepared to het there - the 7km drive on a heavy stone road which takes about 1 hour driving in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 97jurgaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drow the bad road to Balos, last car before sunset. I can not remember any better experience... Perhaps best in life.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jakub G
April 5, 2019|
Response from Q4125UNmarcs | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. We had a rental car.
March 24, 2019|
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Response from Nick B | Reviewed this property |
You get a bus to the port and the rest of journey is done by tourist boat which can be very packed. They do food and drink onboard and it seemed quite a long trip.