At the Northwest end of Crete, on the boundaries of Kisamos, there is a wild but beautiful peninsula that ends with one of the most exotic sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, Balos (known among the locals as “
Balos, a dominating and characteristic picture of the Chania area, stands opposite two small islands
Balos’ fantastic beach
Balos is an exotic beach situated on a scenery of indescribable beauty in the Northwest end of Chania municipality and was known in the past as “the fishermen’s port”. Lots of visitors, locals, Greek and international visitors, arrive at the white sandy beach with the crystal clear waters, every day during the summer months, mainly with fairy boats
There is an easy walking path that leads to the beach after 35 minutes. The most exciting part of the route is after having walked
The islands: Imeri (tamed) and Agria (wild) Gramvousa
Agria Gramvousa is the farthest of the two islands and the most “inhospitable” as it is betrayed by its name. It is a rocky island, surrounded by high and sharp rocks which do not allow disembarkation on it. However, Agria Gramvousa has been included in the Natura program, since it hosts a large number of birds, and so it is considered to be a protected area.
Visitors disembark on
In 1584, while the Venetians were trying to protect the land from pirate raids, they built a grand Castle right above the natural port on
Visiting Balos & Gramvousa
During the summer months, small and bigger boats leave daily from Kisamos to visit Gramvousa and then they stop at Balos where visitors can enjoy their swim.
A unique project by Minoan Homes
The house is located near the traditional port of Kolymbari, in Chania.
Minoan Homes at Second Home Belgium
We participated in one of the most important European exhibitions Second Home Belgium involving countries from all over Europe regarding buying holiday homes.