Balos Beach


Balos beach
Photo: © Pavel Timofeev / 123RF
Balos Lagoon, Crete
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Located on the north-western tip of Crete, Balos beach is a strip of sand and lagoon stretching between the Gramvousa Peninsula and the headland of Cape Tigani. The landscape of Balos is stunning with white / pink sand interspersed with turquoise pools all dominated by the bulk of cape Tigani. Despite the beach here being immensely popular there is a feeling of wilderness here - if you were to come before or after the last ferry from Kissamos had left this would be a very different place. A backdrop of rugged hillsides and the Island of Gramvousa just along the coast with its Medieval fortress.

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Balos Beach Weather Info

Weekly Balos Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Average Water Temp

Balos Beach tide times

Balos Beach sea state

Today's weather


11 °C
(51 °F)

Light air, 2.9 km/h from N

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62°F


Average: 4 (1 vote)

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