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Balos Beach is a very hard place to rate! For some it is 5 stars and others a big fat zero. If... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
ComeflywithmeFlorida
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Terrible access, but totally worth it

Getting to this beach will take you forever, your car will suffer the worst possible roads in the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Camper104147
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A beautiful beach located on the south side of the island, it has a large cave on the beach and excellent snorkeling. Drive to the end of the road and you will see the cave. A few good places to eat and relax are also nearby. Quiet, shade and...more
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All reviews well worth the visit crete ferry pebble sand tavernas beach road sea stone sunbeds
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Comments, pictures, map and reviews are for Balos Lagoon from CRETE not from Samos! Please change the places!

Thank Mihai-Cristian R
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Balos Beach is a very hard place to rate! For some it is 5 stars and others a big fat zero. If you are prepared and physically fit without a fear of heights and enjoy a grueling physical challenge you will be rewards by a...More

1  Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Getting to this beach will take you forever, your car will suffer the worst possible roads in the way and once parked you’ll have to walk for over half an hour... but it’s TOTALLY worth it. Crystal clear waters, several different areas to chill or...More

1  Thank Camper104147
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This trip was booked through the hotel at Elafonisi Travel. The pick-up time and duration of the busride was correct. then we had to board a small ferry to take us to Balos Beach. At the beach which is also accessible by car (with a...More

Thank 143Traveller65
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We stayed in a Villa called Aeolos Villas in Balos. The beach was 200 meters apart. It was good but not so many cafes, tavernas on the beach to enjoy. It is very virgin.

Thank MehmetNane
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Our friends told us to go there and we did! That was the best excursion we made! visit it if you go crete

Thank mariusmortensen87
Reviewed 27 August 2018

First of all, this is one of the most incredible beaches I've ever been to. Not too crowded, and absolutely beautiful. We hiked up to the viewpoint, which was absolutely worth it. NOTE: you have to take a ferry to get here, and the last...More

Thank Camden M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit especially if you like swimming. The ferry was oldish but very clean and served good food & snacks. Bring plenty of water when disembarking on to the beach. Be sure to get back on the ferry on time.

Thank ObiOneKnobie
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and quite place. Perfect for families and couples alone. Beach with gorgeous Stones and clean sea 😀

Thank 781Anne49
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Did not know this was still an option in Europe in July. A lovely beach with great restaurants and good swimming but almost no almost no people to share this pearl. What a find. Take those special watershoes as it is no sand here. But...More

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Response from Chris Z | Reviewed this property |
The road is there. The problem is that many people mistaken Balos beach at Samos with Balos beach at Crete!
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