Have you ever wanted to go to the most popular beach in the world? Balos is one of the most popular beaches is the world and yes you can find it in Crete. Balos is the ultimate paradise for nature lovers. Indeed, this place has everything you need to have, the soft and warm sand, the natural formation of a lagoon, the crystal clear water of the sea, the pink pebbles and the plants sprouting from the sand and rocks.
Balos is located at the northwest of Crete. If you want to go there by car you need to rent a car and go till Kissamos. After you pass Kissamos Port turn right to Kaliviani and then follow the unmade road. The road is very bumpy and we recommend you to drive the car with a low speed. Keep in mind that there is also a small entry fee (2e/person).
You will need 30 minutes (if you start early in the morning) with the car until you park your car and start hiking down (2.4 km) the path to reach Balos beach. (Although the distance is not long, due to summer high season traffic you may need more than 1.30 h to pass the unmade road).
Going to Balos by car is exhausting. Not only that but also the big amount of tourists will make things harder and you will not have the chance to enjoy Balos as you have always wanted.
Another option is to go to Balos with the Ferry from Kissamos Port. The boat departures from Kissamos Port at around 10.00-11.00. It has a capacity of 1200 persons and in high season is almost full booked every day. The ferry arrives to Balos after 1.20h. On board you can buy snacks, coffee or even rent umbrelas for your stay at the beach. The ticket costs approximately 25-30e/person. You can stay there for 2.5 h.After your stay to Balos, the boat will arrive to the island of Imeri Gramvousa and stay there for another 2 h till you start returning to Kissamos Port. The duration of this trip is 8h.
The best way to go to Balos is with a private boat. We provide private boat trips to Balos and Gramvousa from Chania, Kissamos and Kolimbari. Thus, you will have the chance to relax on board listening to the sound of the water while watching Balos from the sea. You can even walk in Balos lagoon to take pictures, swim or rest at the beach. We can start our trip early, before everyone else arrives at the beach, so that you will see Balos at the comfort of your own privacy.
On a private boat trip to Balos you will also have the chance to visit other private beaches near Balos Lagoon and avoid the crowds, especially on high season. Another advantage of going to balos with a private speed boat is that you reach your destinations earlier avoiding sick sickness. Choose your own time schedule depending on your mood and your needs and have a nice private meal on board.
Book your private boat trip up to 12 hours in advance of the preferred day of departure by boat. You may book from several ports. So, if you live in Chania you can take the boat from the old port of Chania or Kolimbari. Otherwise, if you live in Kissamos you may choose to depart from Kastelli port close to Kissamos city. Either way, you will have the chance to explore the beach from 2 to 8 hours depending on your mood. Plus, you may even see other beaches apart from Balos lagoon on your boat trip with our skippers.
1.Get a quote from our official site for a customised tour or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. Book directly one of our private boat trips to Balos provided by SEAze The Day. Choose your desired trip, your boat, pick a date and then proceed to check out !
3. Give us a call at the +30 694 748 2447 (WhatsApp available)