Balos Lagoon

Balos Lagoon, Kissamos: Hours, Address, Balos Lagoon Reviews: 4.5/5

Balos Lagoon
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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MasterP007
Sevierville, TN1,252 contributions
Worth the Hike!
May 2021 • Friends
We have been to many beaches around the world and this is our favorite European beach and rivals ones we love in the Bahamas and Bora, Bora. We love the Baeleric Islands off of Spain and the Greek Islands. This is worth a trip to Chania, Crete. If you do not like exercising, then take a water taxi or ferry to the beach. The drive, walk down, and hike up are not for everyone. BUT WORTH IT!!
Written June 21, 2021
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Soph
Madison, WI11 contributions
Beautiful if you like hiking
May 2021 • Family
Beautiful beach… however almost not worth it because of the 30 min drive on a rocky dirt road and then 20-25 min HIKE down to the beach. Recommend wearing sneakers or hiking shoes (I had flip flops on and cut my feet on the rocks). Also then have to hike back up. There’s a small canteen with snacks and beverages cash only and no bathrooms.
Written June 19, 2021
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la_lea17
Grahamstown41 contributions
Amazing experience worth the bumpy drive.
Jun 2021
What an amazing lagoon and beach! We were very lucky that it was not overcrowded and we loved the amenity of renting 2 sunbeds and parasol for only 10 euros/day.
Written June 16, 2021
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,582 contributions
Spectacular
May 2021 • Couples
Difficult not to give 5 stars to such a stunning site. The place is really superb. It is reached in about 20 minutes from the parking by a good path (climbing on the way back). We were there during the week, lots of people but not too many and we could quite easily find a quiet spot. Most people stay were the umbrellas are. We suspect the place might be overcrowded in July august and on Sundays though.
Written June 14, 2021
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Carol W
2 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful! Would defo recommend to anyone looking for a chilled day out in the sunshine we had a lovely day and it was mine and my husband’s anniversary!
Written June 14, 2021
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Janet J
New York City, NY91 contributions
Beautiful beach but be prepared for a hike!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Balos is beautiful… if you’re prepared. There’s a good hike down to the beach so would recommend tennis shoes, and there’s no real food options so pack ahead. The “taverna” is more like a snack counter, and everything is cash only, including the sun beds. It’s also a long drive into the beach area along a hilly and gravel road, so be prepared to drive slowly and carefully. The beach itself was quite stunning! It’s pretty windy down there and the water is cold, though, so few people were swimming. More appropriate for sunbathing and picnicking. If you’re looking for a lazier time and pink sand (and more of it), would recommend Elafonissi beach. Easier access and we loved that the beaches felt semi-private with the sand dunes and curvy coast line.
Written June 14, 2021
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Cori
6 contributions
Best beach vacation of my life
Jun 2021 • Couples
Loved Balos! It is the prettiest beach I have ever been to! Pretty pink sank and turquoise and blue waters. Elafonisi was pretty too but Balos was much prettier!
Written June 3, 2021
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BruceS
3 contributions
Could be windy
Feb 2021
This place has nightmarish parking places. The walk down to beach is alt not nice. Along the bad trail. It could be windy.
Written March 20, 2021
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Ingrid C
London, UK129 contributions
Beautiful beach
Sep 2020
About an hour and a half's drive from Chania (half the time was taken by the last few kms of the drive on a stony/gravel track, going very slowly).
There is a +/- 20 minute walk from the parking lot downhill to the beach (just remember you will have to hike back up!), and it yields spectacular views of the beach and lagoon. The beach itself has clear waters and is quite shallow, so safe for kids or poor swimmers like me! You are able to hire loungers for 10 euros for a pair. It does get crowded around lunch time - would recommend to get there early, as by the time we left, there was a very long queue of cars parked on the side of the winding road that takes you to the beach parking.
Personally, I preferred Elafonissi Beach, but this was nice as well.
Written November 9, 2020
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Dreamcatcher
2 contributions
Must see
Oct 2020
Beautiful place, was not crowded in October. We rented sunbeds and umbrella to hide from the sun, which it very strong in Greece
Written November 2, 2020
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