The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania. Formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani.The lagoon of Balos has white sand and exotic vivid blue & turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow & warm, ideal for young children.
In many places the sand has a lovely pinkish color, because of millions of crushed shells. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and colderBalos is surely the mostly photographed beach in Crete Island, a very favorite subject of all tourist guides and travel books for Greece.