Balos is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Greece with a unique beach full of many different shells, where you can have a fantastic time. After about thirty five minutes of travel with the boat you will reach the small port of Gramvousa with the famous castle built in 1579 by the Venetians, at the highest point of the island 137 metres high rock.
The majestic beauty of the rock combined with the panoramic view from the top will amaze you. It is said that there is a hidden pirate treasure, and if you are lucky on that day, maybe you will find it with the 20 minutes hike.
Balos is an exotic beach-lagoon formed between the peninsula of Gramvousa and cape Tigani, You just have to visit it and see on your own that it is one of the most beautiful Greek regions. Balos lagoon has shallow, warm waters with a bright turquoise colour.The beach of Balos has also a stunning colour, as in many places on the beach, the sand is pinkish, due to the countless broken shells.
The cruise starts either from Kissamos port (depending on weather conditions) heading on parallel with the peninsula, close to the Rocky Mountains where the views are breath-taking.
The boat it is by far the best way to visit Balos and Gramvousa Island. Mind that these places are unreachable by car.