Outdoor activities & sports , Beaches


The westernmost tip of the island of Crete is a wonderful spot both for those who enjoy walking surrounded by nature and also for those who simply want to sit and enjoy the beach with a gorgeous view of the Gramvousa islet. The path that leads to Balos offers some great views of the promontory and arriving at the beach is definitely rewarding, as the water here is shallow, clear and crystalline. If going back up sounds like too much work, you can hire a donkey taxi to go back. Because of its beauty, Balos is extremely popular: if you are traveling during the high season try to get there in the morning to beat the crowds.

  • beach
  • hiking
  • nature
  • scenery
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