Balos - Gramvousa
Tripadvisor, 2014 Traveler’s choice
A must visit. The famous lagoon of Balos with the breathtaking view of the beautiful exotic scenery, crystal clear vivid blue and turquoise waters and white and pink (due to broken shells) sand is located between the capes of Gramvousa and Tigani. Further to the north lie two islands, Agria Gramvousa and Imeri Gramvousa with a fortress on the top of the island built 500 years ago by the Venetians to protect Crete from Turkish occupation. Balos lagoon, as well as the island of Imeri Gramvousa can be reached by ferry that departs from Kissamos port (5 km away from Horizonte Seafront Suites). Furthermore the more adventurous travelers can drive up a rough road of 10 km that starts from the village of Kaliviani to a point and then walk for about 20 min.