Another highly popular and undoubtedly stunning beach on the island is Balos. Also located near Chania this beach gives the feeling of tropical destination with soft white sand and bright blue waters. The unique shape and wild natural beauty give Balos exquisite landscape scenery admired by thousands of tourists yearly. The view over the beach from the top of the hill is most certainly unforgettable. If you don’t mind uphill hiking we highly recommend going to the top of the hill and admiring the view from above.
The famous lagoon is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania and 17km northwest of Kissamos, formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani and below the range of Platiskinos. It is surely the mostly photographed beach in Crete, a very favorite subject of all tourist guides for Greece. It is no coincidence that Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Balos with their private yacht many years ago.