The world famous Lagoon of Balos is located on the northwest side of Crete island in Greece. It is about 56kms from the city of Chania. However in order to get there by car you have to drive a pretty bumpy, gravel road. You leave your car in a parking lot, or at the side of the road if there are too many cars already there, and you continue on foot. After a hike of about 30 minutes you will reach Balos Lagoon. Although it is a little bit difficult to get there by car it totally worth seeing Balos up from the hill! Be prepared to walk under the hot sun in Greek summer. So be prepared and take with you a hat, sunscreen and water. To get to Balos more easily there are ferries leaving from Kissamos village.
It’s a good idea to get there as early as you can before the crowds from the ferries reach the place. The beach has white sand and swallow, hot waters making it an exotic and really beautiful beach. It is no wonder this beach is quite often included at the top ten beaches of the world! The lagoon and the wider area, with rare species of flora and fauna, are protected under the Natura 2000 program.
If you visit Chania for vacation this is a place you shouldn’t miss!
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