How to get on the beach of Balos Beach, in Crete?September 18, 2017
Balos Beach in our opinion is the most beautiful beach we visited in Greece and around the world, formed by a beach and a pool of more than crystal clear, with amazing shades of blue and green.
Some people, mainly native, They know the beach with the name of Gramvousa.
This text is to help you readers of our blog to get that beach, because access to it is not very easy, but it is not impossible, as some of the island say.
This beautiful beach is the island of Crete, the largest island in Greece, It has more than 250 km length and a width 45Km.
There are two ways to get there by car or boat.
How to get to Balos Beach Boat:
You will have to go to the port of Kissamos, and the western tip of Crete, some agencies do the transfer of other city there, for example out of Chania, the agency drive takes you to the Kissamos port and from there you can catch the boat to the beach, you will pay more or less about 50 EUR per person, was the price they offered for us, but we ended up going by car.
How to get to Balos Beach car, quad bike or scooter:
Our first tip if you want to go by ATV or scooter will be an adventure, because as we talked about before, It is away from the main cities of the island, leaving Chania are more than 53Km, if it is more than 100 km Retimno, and some car rental companies do not want to rent the ATV for you to go there, It was what happened to us, We had booked a quad bike and the car rental company would not let us rent when we say that we would go to Balos Beach, then it is best to drive it and then when we got there agreed it would be really difficult to get there with a quad bike or a scooter with low power, but a simple car 1.0 it's already good, It was what we rent.
We were near the port of Souda, (we ship) side of the city of Chania, from there to the parking lot is about 58Km, of which 50km are normal roads and some major highways with two lanes and at the end are 8km of dirt road, on the road beginning has a ticket to pay 1 euro per person, to preserve the beach and this dirt road is well filled with stones and a little bad, you can not go more than 30 km per hour.
From the parking lot to the beach are more track 2km, which starts at the mountain and down to the beach, the trail is well marked and easy, It has many people with children, It is a very quiet track to do. It is tiring more in return for the rise in the Greek summer heat is heavy lol, but it's ok too.
If you want may fall or rise, renting a donkey that takes and brings the beach staff, They are the Donkey Taxi, we were with pity for them, then we walked it and thus gives to enjoy the view and has many scenic overlooks along the trail, and you can see this calmly wonder that nature built.
We hope this information helps you to reach this paradise. And then tell us how was the experience of you, is sure to be unforgettable.