Balos Beach

Balos Beach

Brilliant Balos Beach looks like it was plucked straight from a postcard. We’re talking ice-white sand, turquoise sea and rugged headland combining to form a dreamy trio of sights. It’s set on the Gramvousa Peninsula and best reached by boat or car.
Falassarna Beach

Falassarna Beach

Crete (Chania Area)

Enjoy journeying through olive groves to reach this out-of-town shorefront. It’s a long stretch that boasts especially clear water, so you won’t need a filter on those holiday snaps! This beach is...

10.3 Km to Balos Beach - Map

Gonia Monastery

Gonia Monastery

Kolymbari, Crete (Chania Area)

This impressive monastery looks traditional, with a humble exterior but grand domes as well. It was originally built back in the 9th century on the ruins of an ancient temple, but was then rebuilt in its...

17.4 Km to Balos Beach - Map

Have a drink in the relaxed restaurants

Have a drink in the relaxed restaurants

Kolymbari, Crete (Chania Area)

Kolymbari isn’t typically designed for big nights on the tiles, but you can keep things at a go-slow pace. Choose from the local restaurants and hotel bars, and enjoy a few drinks as the stars come out. The...

17.8 Km to Balos Beach - Map