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Balos beach

Ultimate guide (December 2023)
Balos - the best beach in Crete island (Greece). In fact it is a shallow lagoon with picturesque aerial views. Shore and seabed: sand. [edit]
This beach ranks #3 of the "Best beaches in Europe"
Rating: 8.5 - 1045 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 35.583452, 23.589459
See also: Crete island

Hotels [edit]

Near the beach there are no hotels and can not be due to the landscape.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Chania International Airport (CHQ) or sail by ferry from port Piraeus of Athens to Chania. Next hire a taxi or move by bus.

Ferry to Balos Lagoon departs from port of Kissamos (11 euros for the round trip).

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When to go [edit]

Summer half of the year. Keep in mind that there are crowds here in July and August.

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Rating: 7.7 (165 votes)
Greece, Crete, Preveli beach, view from parking 7.9
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Rating: 7.9 (76 votes)
Greece, Red Beach, crowd 6.8
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Rating: 6.8 (2047 votes)
Greece, Santorini, Vlychada beach 7.1
190 km to the east
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Rating: 7.1 (1714 votes)
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