Balos is an unmissable experience whether you’re visiting the east or west side of Crete. The beach and lagoon is an unspoiled natural paradise located in the far west side of Crete and offers magnificent colors with its turquoise waters and white sand.
There are two ways to get to Balos.
Balos is accessible by boat from port of Kissamos. The boat will first take you to Gramvoussa first for an hour and 30 minutes and then it will dock at Balos for a few more hours before returning to Kissamos in the afternoon.
The port is approximately 43 km west of the city of Chania and it’s a 45 minute drive by car and 60 by bus. The bus departs from the bus station of Chania. For bus times please refer to our timetable page. The port offers free parking.
The second way to reach Balos is by car and then a lengthy walk.
Boat Tickets: Full Price 27 euro. 3 to 12 years old 13 euro. Under 2 years old Free.