Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Balos beach (or lagoon, if you prefer), one or my favorite places in “my” island, Crete, Greece.
HOW TO GET THERE
Two ways you can go there: You can drive until Kasteli (Kissamos) and then take a boat and go all the way around the cape. This way you can also visit the tiny island on the left part of the picture, where you can visit a Venetian Castle and a shipwreck. The other way is to drive until the next village (Kalyviani) after Kasteli and there ask which way to Balos. You take a dificult dirt road and after 8 km you reach the end of the road. You leave your car or bike there and take a rocky path of about 2km. Suddenly you ‘ll come up with the beautiful view. If you are planning to camp there you should take supplies with you (especially water), because the small “primitive” tavern you’ll find there is too expensive.