Balos Lagoon and the beach of the same name are located 60 km from the city of Chania and 15 km from the resort of Kissamos, from where excursions depart and lead all the way to the amazing lagoon formed by the islands of Agria Gramvousa, Imeri Gramvousa and Cape Tigani. At this geographical point there are 3 seas: the Ionian, Mediterranean and Cretan.
The bay is famous for its crystal clear waters, which, according to local residents, have 20 shades of blue depending on the time of day and lighting. The sea surface changes color from piercing turquoise to dark ultramarine. The laconic landscape has little resemblance to the earth. Black volcanic rocks cut by narrow Continue reading
Panormo is a miniature village located just 22 km from Rethymno and 55 km from Heraklion, on the picturesque coast of the Cretan Sea. Unlike most Greek resorts, which are a long strip of the same type of hotels, between which are souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and other necessary elements of tourist infrastructure, Panormo is a “natural” organism. In attractive bleached houses, there is already not the first generation of colorful residents who will never change the measured way of life for the bustle of megacities. By the way, the permanent population of the village does not exceed 800 people.
Panormo began to develop as a resort relatively recently, and therefore did not lose its rural charm. Walking along the narrow cobbled streets, and then relaxing in the shade of grapes, enjoying a cold drink in the air, is a special pleasure. Continue reading
The former fishing village, and now the picturesque resort village of Bali (Bally) is located in the western part of Crete, 25 km from Rethymnon and 45 km from Heraklion.
Steep slopes covered with forests and olive groves, clear water, beautiful nature make this paradise a desirable place for a romantic or family vacation. But the young and active here will probably be bored, since in Bali there are practically no entertainment venues.
The mountain landscape requires physical effort to move along the beaches of the local lagoon.
BALI BEACH BEACHES Continue reading