Sunday, September 7, 2014

BALOS BEACH IN CRETE


The day was lovely and at 8 am o'clock we were ready on the coach driving to Kissamos, the port from where the boat of Gramvoussa Balos Cruises leaves to Gramvoussa and Balos.



Beach of Gramvoussa in Crete
Wonderful beach in Gramvoussa


For reaching the port of Kissamos we hired a transfer of an agency directly at the hotel. Since this agency buys the tickets at group rates, it's worth  going with them instead of looking for an alternative transportation.

In this boat tour, the first stop is in Gramvoussa to walk up to the castle after sailing around 50 minutes. The slope of the path is high and you have to wear sports shoes. We disembarked next to a beautiful beach of clear ant turquoise water where the path up to the castle begins. The views of this beach, and the beach of Balos from the Venetian Castle of Gramvoussa are really nice. In the old Venetian fortress, only the wall remains.


So this day we visited:

  • Gramvoussa
  • Balos Lagoon



Boat of Gramvoussa Cruises



Boat of Gramvoussa Cruises
Boat of Gramvoussa Cruises which led us to Gramvoussa and the Balos beach in Crete




Near Gramvoussa in Crete
View from the boat near Gramvoussa in Crete



Gramvoussa



Beach of Gramvoussa in Crete
Beside this beach the path to the Venetian castle of Gramvoussa begins




Beach of Gramvoussa in Crete
A closer view of this fantastic and quiet beach of Gramvoussa in Crete


Boat of Gramvoussa Cruises
The boat of Gramvoussa cruises from the path to the Venetian Castle


Castle of Gramvoussa in Crete
Entrance to the castle of Gramvoussa in Crete



Castle of Gramvoussa in Crete
Bastion of the castle of Gramvoussa in Crete




Beaches of Gramvoussa in Crete
Beaches of Gramvoussa from the Venetian Castle


Venetian Castle of Gramvoussa in Crete
The walls of the Venetian Castle in Gramvoussa



Beaches of Gramvoussa in Crete
Beaches of Gramvoussa from the Venetian Castle




Balos beach from Gramvoussa
Behind the sea you can see the Balos beach on the right



Beach of Gramvoussa in Crete
The water of this beach of Gramvoussa is incredibly clear and turquoise


Balos Lagoon



We came back to the boat and 20 minutes after we arrived at Balos beach. It was 12 pm and we had around three hours to enjoy this heavenly beach of turquoise and clear water. On the way back we had lunch on the boat.



Balos beach in The Greek Islands
Gramvoussa castle behind Balos beach in Crete



Balos beach in Crete
You can get Balos beach by car (through a track of almost 10 km and about 1.5km by foot) or hiring a tour on a boat like the one of this picture





Balos Lagoon in The Greek Islands
The day was lovely so we enjoyed a fantastic day in Balos beach



Balos beach in Crete
Wild look of Balos beach in Crete, where we spent three hours



Balos beach in the Greek Islands
Because of its white sand and its clear and turquoise water, the beach of Balos is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Greek Islands


Balos Lagoon in Crete
In this area of Balos lagoon the water is shallow and the sand is white


Balos Lagoon in Crete
Besides the water is really calm, that's why is called Balos Lagoon 


Balos Lagoon in Crete
In this picture you can see easily the clearness and the shallowness of the water in this area of Balos Lagoon


Balos Lagoon in Crete
A perfect rock for getting a tan in Balos Lagoon, the most beautiful beach in Crete together with Elafonisi beach


Balos beach in Crete
A last view of Balos beach from the boat about to leave






We arrived at Kissamos shortly before 5 pm and we took the coach of the agency to Chania, where we arrived at 7:30 pm because of the many stops the bus did for leaving us in our respective hotels. After a relaxing shower we had dinner in the Jewish quarter.



This was one of the best days of our trip. A very sunny day, a really nice beach and a pleasant evening on the streets of Chania.



This was our trip route from Crete and the Greek Islands to Athens:



Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter


Day 2 - Crete

  • Gramvoussa
  • Balos Lagoon



Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion


Day 4 - Crete




Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia


Day 6 - Santorini




Day 7 - Santorini



Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice


Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice


Day 10 - Mykonos



Day 11 - Mykonos Town



Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District

Day 13 - Athens


  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District

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