Balos Lagoon, Kissamos

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Balos Lagoon resides on the uninhabited island off the northwestern coast of Crete. The lagoon features warm and shallow waters, making it a popular spot for families with small children. At the height of the tourist season, daily ferries running from the nearby Kissamos port bring hundreds of visitors to the beach. Avoid the crowds by taking your swim early in the morning, before the Kissamos ferries arrive. You can also spend a few solitary moments by exploring the ruins of a small Roman settlement, located just north of the lagoon. The island offers limited tourist facilities, so bring lots of drinking water and a light snack. To visit Balos Lagoon on your holiday in Kissamos, and find out what else Kissamos has to offer, use our Kissamos trip itinerary tool .
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  • Very pretty bay with its clear turquoise waters, not to mention the surrounding hills and the natural pateaugeaoire. Prefer in the morning early or late evening to avoid the crowds
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  • Beach must be seen if you go to Crete. Turquoise and clear sea. I recommend going early in the morning to enjoy the best of this beach. Going by car you have to make a few km of unpaved road, arrived at the parking lot you descend on foot for about 20 minutes (a little tiring especially the climb, but it's really worth it). The view from above is also beautiful
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