Balos & Gramvousa - Kissamos Property Guide

Kissamos is an area of exceptional beauty, natural attractions and uniqueness. Kissamos will make your heart beat just a little faster. From delightful small bays, to exquisite beaches, impressive gorges, rolling hills, and fascinating monuments from the Venetian, Ottoman and Byzantine era...

Inhaling the aromas of the wildflowers or relaxing on golden sand beaches with crystal clear water. You will be part of living, breathing landscapes. What you remember afterward is the unpretentious beauty of Kissamos...

Balos - Gramvousa Living in Kissamos Property Guide by ARENCORES
Balos - Gramvousa Living in Kissamos Property Guide by ARENCORES

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Discovering Chania Village's Guide by ARENCORES
Discovering Chania Village's Guide by ARENCORES

The Spectacular Villages of Kissamos

Kissamos is a cultural hub and an area of remarkable beauty with a rich history spanning over centuries. With sweeping scenery, breath-taking beaches, interesting architecture and a captivating community, there is a plethora of reasons why Kissamos is the place for you to visit or acquire your next property in Crete!

With a completely different atmosphere to the rest of Crete, a visit to the area offers you a wealth of things to experience. Find out a few interesting facts below!

Kissamos, is brimming with wildlife and home to some of the most beautiful villages in Crete, Greece. full of verdant valleys, gorges and natural waterfalls.

The mapped hiking trails that run through the prefecture, but also the routes that you can carve yourself in the shade of firs and Platanus, give you the opportunity to live a unique, refreshing experience and get in touch with the unspoiled, untouched Greek nature.

Balos Beach & Gramvousa: Pure Paradise

Many of Crete’s outstanding beaches are situated in isolated locations, and Balos is no exception — it takes time and effort to get there. Most people arrive by ferry, while driving is the next most popular mode of transport followed by local bus service in peak season. Definitely the easiest and most comfortable way to reach Balos is by boat — either on your own vessel (if you’re fortunate enough to have a sailboat, yacht or private charter at your disposal), or on one of the ferries that make daily trips from Kasteli- Kissamos to Balos, with a short visit to Gramvousa island (“The Pirate Island”) en route.

Most of the ferries depart Kissamos in mid-morning, roughly between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and reach Gramvousa within an hour. During a 2-hour stopover, passengers can go swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise waters at one of the island’s scenic coves and beaches, or hike up the mountain to see the remains of the Gramvousa castle built by the Venetians in 1579. It takes just 20 minutes for the ferry to travel onward to Balos, where passengers have 3 hours of beach time before the ship sails back to Kissamos, arriving there around 6 p.m. During an hour-long stop at Gramvousa island, ferry passengers can take a dip in the sea, view a shipwreck or visit the historic fortress on the hilltop.

Balos: The Turquoise Paradise of Kissamos

Once you have disembarked a ferry or survived the hike down the hillside, you’re smack in the middle of what many people have frequently described as a “paradise.” It may not be heaven for everyone, though, and you may personally prefer other beaches on Crete or elsewhere in Greece for whatever reasons, but you will still have to agree that Balos is a beautiful place and there’s nothing else like it.

If hours of sunbathing and swimming are your cup of tea, you will enjoy absolute bliss at Balos. But if you start feeling restless and want to do some sightseeing or photography, you can climb nearby hillsides or explore the Tigani peninsula. You can reach Cape Tigani by walking on the rocks at the southwest side of the lagoon. There isn’t much to see on the cape apart from the Chapel of St George and a cave where women and children were killed during Turkish massacres in 1825. But if you climb to the peninsula’s flat peak, you’ll see wonderful, eye-popping views of the beaches, lagoons and coast.

Source: mygreecetravelblog.com

About Kissamos

Kissamos exudes an unpolished, almost gritty, air compared to other north-coast towns and sea-side resorts near Chania. This is not a place given entirely over to tourism.

The only noise you hear is the song of the birds while you will admire the spectacular sea view during sunrise or sunset. Visitors can also enjoy the nearby magnificent beaches of Balos, Falassairna and Elafonisi and last but not least can admire and taste the authentic Cretan cuisine.

Kissamos is, after all, a small cosmos swarming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to discover!

The Villages of Kissamos

Why not explore some of the exceptionally beautiful villages and beaches in Kissamos?

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