The famous lagoon of Balos is located about 56 km northwest of Chania and 17 km northwest of Kissamos, between Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani and below the mountain range of Platiskinos. Balos is certainly the most photographed beach in Crete and a popular topic in all travel guides for Greece. It is no coincidence that Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Balos many years ago with their private yacht.
Balos is famous for its turquoise waters, wild natural beauty and beautiful exotic scenery. In summer, the island is visited by thousands of people, most of whom arrive by ferries from the port of Kissamos. If you do not like crowds, it is better not to visit the beach in July and August. Also, it is a good idea to arrive in Balos in the morning before the boats from Kissamos arrive. These few hours of seclusion in such a paradisiacal place will remain in your memory forever.
The beauty of the White Mountains: The White Mountains, also called Lefka Ori, are an imposing mountain range that dominates the western part of Crete. Known for their striking white limestone peaks that glisten in the sun, these mountains offer a remarkable sight that attracts travelers from all over the world. From the verdant valleys adorned with fragrant herbs and colorful wildflowers to the dramatic gorges and crystal clear mountain lakes, each step reveals a new facet of their natural splendor. Outdoor Adventure and Exploration: For adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, the White Mountains of Chania are a playground full of possibilities. Hiking trails of varying difficulty meander through the rugged terrain, allowing visitors to explore the hidden gems of the mountain range. The Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, is a must-see and offers an exhilarating hike through breathtaking landscapes. Mountaineering, climbing and canyoning are popular.