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Balos Lagoon, Kissamos

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Balos Lagoon resides on the uninhabited island off the northwestern coast of Crete. The lagoon features warm and shallow waters, making it a popular spot for families with small children. At the height of the tourist season, daily ferries running from the nearby Kissamos port bring hundreds of visitors to the beach. Avoid the crowds by taking your swim early in the morning, before the Kissamos ferries arrive. You can also spend a few solitary moments by exploring the ruins of a small Roman settlement, located just north of the lagoon. The island offers limited tourist facilities, so bring lots of drinking water and a light snack. To visit Balos Lagoon on your holiday in Kissamos, and find out what else Kissamos has to offer, use our Kissamos.
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  • Amazing place for photography, walking around and enjoying the views and nature. We came here for video footage for the YouTube channel “Making Tracks” 
    Amazing place for photography, walking around and enjoying the views and nature. We came here for video footage for the YouTube channel “Making Tracks”  more »
  • So beautiful, Something to see ! We been there by car but I think by quad it’s so much better. Also, be ready to do some exercise as it not to easy to get done and come back. 
    So beautiful, Something to see ! We been there by car but I think by quad it’s so much better. Also, be ready to do some exercise as it not to easy to get done and come back.  more »

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