It is very difficult to describe the beauty of this beach which for sure has to be added on your “Must visit” list. Crystal clear water, white sand with pink shades due to thousand of broken seashells and turquoise sea make the Balos beach a perfect place to visit. Frequently called the Caribbean beach of the Mediterranean. The beach has in front of it, a small island of white sand dunes dotted with little bushes and sea lilies, separated from the shore by a lagoon less than a meter deep but connected with a sandy passage long 200 meters that depending on the tide is sometimes covered by the water. The beach is well equipped with beach chairs and umbrellas and there is a beach bar. The best way to reach the beach is by car or a boat. It is 73 km distant from the town of Chania and an hour of boat ride from Paleochora. The whole area is protected and it’s a place where the sea turtles Caretta reproduce. On the small island, there are also little sandy beaches. On the beach, there is a memorial to 850 woman and children slaughtered in the fury of the Turks when hiding on the island in 1824.
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