at 0km (N) from Bálos beach
West of Kissamos and north of the beautiful village of Kaliviani, stretches the impressive Gramvoussa peninsula. The peninsula is formed by steep rocks and is covered with thyme and origanum bushes and wild flowers. On the north west side of the peninsula opposite to the island of Gramvoussa is the wonderful beach of Balos (GR: Μπάλος). The beach is covered with fine white sand and is located between the two creeks of the Tigani cape. The same white sand covers the bottom of the sea and grants to the sea an emerald color. In front of the beach is the picturesque island of Gramvoussa and on the back is the Geroskinos mountain (altitude 762 m). The road from Kaliviani is well paved dirt road, with amazing view to the steep rocky seaside of the east side of the peninsula. The road ends one-two km before the beach, and the visitor can follow a paved road to Balos. North of Balos, at the Korykon cape, are the ruins of the small Roman city of Agnion, with a temple of the God Apollo. There are small boats, offering daily cruises to Balos and Gramvoussa, departing from Kissamos (Kastelli) during the summertime.
at 2.9km (N) from Bálos beach
Due to its strategic location, Gramvoussa was fortified by the Venetians, who built a well-fortified castle on the top of a steepy rock at an altitude of 137 m. Construction on the castle of Gramvoussa started in 1579 and ended in 1582.
at 7.1km (S) from Bálos beach
Balos Beach offers modern, self-catering accommodation in a beautifully rugged, unspoilt corner of Western Crete, overlooking Kissamos Bay, around an hour’s drive from the magnificent town of Chania. With a number of suites, apartments and studios to choose from, Balos Beach Hotel will satisfy your personal requirements. All the units have balconies with sea or mountain views, air conditioning, kitchen and satellite TV. At Balos Beach you can enjoy a romantic walk around the gardens, spend some time on the private beach, or have a drink and watch the sea and the sky becoming one. The pool area also includes a Jacuzzi and a children’s pool. In the central building, you will find the breakfast room, the main bar and the TV room. During your stay make sure you visit some of the best beaches in Crete, including Falassarna and Elafonissi, which are in close proximity. Hotel Rooms: 53
at 7.9km (S) from Bálos beach
Kaliviani traditional rooms offers 5 spacious rooms, 3 double and 2 triple with their own bathroom, refrigerator, TV set, air conditioning and free wireless internet, while the balconies provide you moments of peace with unobstructed view of the bay of Kissamos. Also on our house we will find a restaurant , bar, playground for children and a great garden. Kaliviani is located near Kissamos and is the ideal starting point to visit the lagoon of Balos, Falassarna and Elafonissi.
at 8.1km (S) from Bálos beach
The beautiful village of Kaliviani (GR: Καλυβιανή) is located in the beginning of the peninsula of Gramvoussa. The beauty of the village can be attributed to its wonderful stone houses and to the many flowers that blossom in every yard. Its people are friendly and hospitable. The tradition is alive in Kaliviani, since even today the houses are built the traditional way, with stones, by skillful technicians.
at 8.9km (S) from Bálos beach
Falássarna (GR: Φαλάσαρνα)is a quiet resort, with small hotels, apartments and taverns, close to the wonderful sandy beach. There are also many spots for free camping. Falassarna used to be the port of ancient Polyrinia. The peak of the city of Falassarna was during the Hellenistic period and at the time the city had its own coin. Its port was closed and surrounded by walls and it was connected to the sea with a canal.
at 9.5km (S) from Bálos beach
Located just 200 metres from sandy Mediterranean beaches on Crete’s west-end, Doma offers apartments featuring balconies overlooking the surrounding gardens and the sea. All units have free Wi-Fi access. All air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens with refrigerator, coffee pot and kitchen ware. The living area has ample sitting space and a TV. Sheets and towels are renewed every 3 days.
at 9.6km (SE) from Bálos beach
Near the old traditional port 2km from the town. Great view, nice beach, Entertainment rooms- Bar- Reception and playground for children. The hotel consists of 20 large apartments equipped with:living room (two sofas that turn into beds, bedroom with two separate beds or a double bed, full bathroom (24 hours hot water), small kitchen with refrigerator, air- condition, safe box, telephone, two large verandas overlooking the sea.
at 10.7km (SE) from Bálos beach
100m from the beach "Mavros Molos" in Kasteli Kissamos. B'Class Hotel. There are 39 rooms available which is a total of 90 beds. All rooms are soundproof, have private bath, TV, music, telephone with internet access, air conditioning, hair dryer, safe box, mini bar, and balcony or veranda. The hotel has luxurious reception halls especially designed to also host disabled guests, TV lobby, bar, lovely open-air space with garden, playground, swimming pool with pool-bar and parking.
at 11.7km (SE) from Bálos beach
The beautiful town of Kissamos is located 42 km west of Hania and it is the capital of the Kissamos county. Kissamos is surrounded by beautiful landscape and has about 3.000 inhabitants. Kissamos is not a crowdy tourist resort, its development is based mostly in the wine and oil produce, and the agricultural products. Kissamos is built along a wonderful sandy beach. It is located where the ancient city of Kissamos stood. With Kissamos as a starting point you can visit the archaeological sites of Falassarna and Polyrinia, the Gramvoussa isles (pirate isles), the beautiful Georges of Topolia, Sirikari, the lagoon of Balos, the medieval villages, etc.