Crete, Greece

Balos Beaches

Balos is located in Crete, Greece and is home to two beautiful beaches. Balos Beach is known for its shallow waters and warm temperatures, which are unique compared to other beaches. It's also a great spot for observing monastic seals and loggerhead sea turtles. The beach has a well-developed infrastructure with bars, loungers, showers, and restrooms, and can be easily accessed via nearby parking and car transportation. For a complete list of beaches in the area, check out our guide below.
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Best Time to Visit Balos

The best time to visit Balos in Greece is during the summer months when the sun is shining, and the weather is warm. The sea is also ideal for swimming, with comfortable water temperatures. Visitors can spend their days lounging on the beach or participating in outdoor activities, such as hiking and snorkeling. During other times of the year, the weather can be cooler and may not be the best for sunbathing or swimming. It's important to also note that during peak summer months, Balos can be quite busy with tourists, so consider visiting during the shoulder season for a more tranquil experience.

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