Well-known, famous, much photographed, dreamy, heavenly, unique are some of the features of Balos Lagoon. It is located on the southwest part of the prefecture of Chania, near Kissamos within 55 km from the city of Chania and 17 km from Kissamos. It has shallow waters, the sea is warm with bright blue and turquoise waters and stunning color in the sand, which, at many of the points, it has a wonderful pink hue that is given by the countless broken shells, as in Elafonissi.
The easiest access to Balos is done by boat, which you can get from Kissamos and other places of the county, making day trips. Even if you want to go with your own means, be aware that a large part of the road is rough dirt road and you have to cover the last mile on foot. However, if you prefer this way, you will be impressed by the wonderful scenery during the journey. Finally, the most difficult but most impressive is the hiking route of approximately three hours starting from Kaliviani.