Chania Beaches - Balos in Crete is a breathtaking destination that boasts white exotic sand and vivid blue turquoise waters. This shallow and warm sea is perfect for young children, and the sand has a lovely pinkish color due to millions of crushed shells. The lagoon's boundaries are surrounded by rocks, where the water is deeper and colder, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling. Additionally, Balos and its wider area are protected under the Natura 2000 program, home to rare species of flora and fauna. You might spot Eleonora falcons, cormorants, and shags nesting in the area's caves. Furthermore, it is a protected shelter for the monk seal and the sea turtle, Caretta caretta. Although primitive cafes and umbrellas have appeared on the beach recently, Balos remains a must-visit for travelers. Don't forget to purchase water from the bars of ferries while enjoying the beauty of Balos in Crete.

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