Balos Beach

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,434 reviews

Excellent tour from start to finish! Our guide Dimitri picked us up right on time in an impeccably clean four wheel drive vehicle. We drove the dirt road to Balos Lagoon, enjoying the views and the antics of the resident goats. At he end of the road we got out and walked up to the top of a ridge for a breathtaking view of Balos Lagoon. Note, we did not hike down to the beach because something better was in store for us. Leaving the Balos Lagoon overlook, we drove a bit further to Falassarna Beach. Here the water was equally beautiful, and we enjoyed two and a half hours relaxing in the shade on comfortable beach sun beds. Falassarna Beach is more developed than Balos Beach, with clean toilets, showers, changing rooms, and a restaurant with a full bar. The lunch was delicious. The guide took good care of us, providing snacks and water, and answering the questions we had about life in Crete. I would highly recommend this tour. Wear sturdy shoes!

It was far the best excursion we had in Crete. Our guide was Dimitris, a lovely, open minded guy you could learn from a lot about Cretan culture. He was excellent company, we had great discussions during the day. In my opinion the Balos panorama tour combined with the Falassarna beach tour is the perfect daytrip in Chania. At the end of the tour we had a great lunch with moussaka made by the grandma of the owner of the restaurant. Everything was just perfect, I truly recommend this excursion.

I had an amazing time! Balos Beach is paradise to me. Simply a stunning beach. Gramvousa fort is steeped in history. The beach is beautiful, too. Our tour guide, Stella, and our driver, Peter, were both great people, competent and friendly. I would do the trip again the next time I visit Crete.

Amazing trip! I highly recommend this tour to anyone that visits Crete! Very insightful information provided by the guide, pleasant boat ride, nice tour. And when it comes to Balos and Gramvousa… literally speechless. I beg you to try this tour!

I recommend to choose boat trip instead of trying to reach Balos lagoon with a car. It definitely was worth the money paid.