Balos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Crete, Greece.
It is no coincidence that Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Balos with their private yacht many years ago.
Balos is famous for its turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty and the beautiful exotic scenery. During the summer, Balos is visited by thousands of people, who arrive by the ferries running from Kissamos port. So, a perfect idea is to arrive at Balos in the morning, before the boats arrive from Kissamos. These few hours of remoteness in such a heavenly place will remain in your memory forever.
The lagoon of Balos has white sand and exotic white, vivid blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm, ideal for young children. In many places the sand has a beautiful pinkish color, because of millions of crushed shells. Beyond the rocks at the end of the lagoon, the water is deeper and colder, ideal for snorkeling. The lagoon and the other area, with rare species of flora and fauna, are protected under the Natura 2000 program.