Balos & Gramvousa [Cretan wonders of nature]

At the Northwest end of Crete, on the boundaries of Kisamos, there is a wild but beautiful peninsula that ends with one of the most exotic sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, Balos (known among the locals as “Tigani”).


Balos, a dominating and characteristic picture of the Chania area, stands opposite two small islands Iremi (tamed) and Agria (wild) Gramvousa.  Every day, tour boats bring many visitors to the first island who want to visit the Venetian Castle, which was the base of Cretan rebellions against the Turks for years.

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