Balos Lagoon is one of the best beaches all over Greece. Surely the mostly photographed beach in Crete. White-pinkish sand and broken sea-shells, along with vivid blue and turquoise waters, make the scenery exotic.
The water in the lagoon is very shallow and warm, making Balos an ideal destination for children.
Swimming out of the lagoon, water is becoming deeper, crystal-clear, much colder and ideal for snorkelling.
Moreover, the area is a shelter for the protected (under the Natura 2000 program) monk seal and the sea turtle caretta caretta.