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A quiet beach, opposite the two Gramvousa islands (Wild and Tame), it enjoys warm, turquoise waters and white sands. The last are actually partly composed of minutely crushed sea-shells, which impart a pinkish hue to the very white sand. The water immediately off shore is shallow, but deepens elsewhere.
During July and August, Balos receives a daily influx of crowds of tourists. For that reason, as well as stagnant reaches of water, parts can get somewhat smelly. In the summer season, sea trips are made daily from Kasteli Kisamou to Balos (with the 2-hour stop-off on ‘Tame’ Gramvousa): the last stage from the island to Balos takes 15 minutes.
- Address: Gramvousa Cape, Kisamos, Chania
- Website: www.destinationcrete.gr/en/all-cretan-beaches/chania-west-a-south-coast/periochi-gramvousas/mpalos