Discover the famous Grambousa & Balos Beach
Balos Chania Crete: Balos is among the best beaches in Greece and one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete that lies 60 km north west of Chania Town. It is seen as a lagoon from the hills above the beach. Balos has white sand, soft seabed and crystal water. Opposite the beach, there is a rocky island called Gramvoussa and on top of this island, there is a steep Venetian castle with gorgeous view to the region and the sea. Balos is reached trough a track raod from Kaliviani, a village close to Kissamos. This track road is about 10 km and can be crossed by a 4-wheel car. Otherwise, visitors can go by excursion boat from Kissamos.
Balos lagoon & Gramboussa island
A must in west of Crete
Balos lagoon in west coast of Crete is an amazing spot to visit. It's a must and it's totally worth its reputation. The area is built like a lagoon with very shallow waters, so suitable for all ages. You can arrive at Balos lagoon either by car or by boat.
If you choose to travel by boat there is a tiny uninhabited island Graboussa, before you arrive to Balos lagoon, northwest of Crete, it's famous for its Venetian castle and its blue crystal clear waters.
It's about 10 kilometers far from Kalyviani were Arhontariki villa is located, at the North and over 60 Kilometers from Chania, at the north side of Gramvousa Peninsula, Balos Lagoon is one of the best beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Once you arrive to our villa & Kalyviani vilage you need to follow the signs to Balos beach. It will be about 10 km bumby road.
The views of the Balos beach are magnificent and you never, ever forget in your whole life. While you're into the beach you can enjoy the blue crystal clear waters.
There are daily cruises to Balos from Kissamos port. The trip starts from Kissamos and then to Gramvousa where the boat remains for a couple of hours. Then in about half an hour you reach Balos beach and you can enjoy the beach until the time that boat is sceduled to depart back to Kissamos.