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“Best beach I’ve visited (ever!)”
Review of Balos Lagoon

Balos Lagoon
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US$74,22*
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Gramvousa Island with...
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Kissamos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Balos lagoon beach is absolutely stunning and unique with the shallow warm water, great for paddling, catching sun and relaxing
The journey would be the only down side, half an hour along a rocky track - also quite busy but not surprising given its beauty

Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience getting to Balos. People said it would be difficult to drive a rental car there and many were fear mongering about all sorts of obstacles. We took a rental car and drove very carefully and slowly. The drive was fine. The road is wide enough to where it is not scary and if you go slow, it’s no problem. The hike was fine as well. It was so beautiful. You just have to experience it for yourself. I’m so glad we drove instead of taking the boat. Glad I listened to those giving the real advice on here.

1  Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Even doable with 3 and 4 year old kids. Not easy though. Definitely worth the effort. I would recommend this over elefonissi any day. Difficult drive out there.

1  Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We spend fantastic day in a Balos-blue water, amazing view from up, white and pink sands. I felt really like somewhere in Maldivas. We recommend boat trip, we enjoyed it and think it was worth it. If you want to go there by car- please think twice, especially if you have kids-walking down there from up cliff is really hard and hot, hot, hot.
There are sunbeds, I saw one wc, but definitely take water, drinks, something to eat with you.
Perfect day for couples, not sure about family with kids.

Thank Renāte H
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The Beach looks nice from up top of the trail going down to it. If you go by car; go early because it can get very busy here. Around 11-12 the tour operator boats arrive which means that the place looses its virginity completely.

Thank F0H
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