Gramvousa and Balos
At the north western point of Crete you will find Gramvousa, a small island with an impregnable castle, a fortress, a masterpiece of the 16th century, and Balos, the unique lagoon of Crete, with its blue green waters, it pink sandy beach and famous shells!
An impressive and unique environment of steep rocks and cliffs, an immense blue sea and hidden sandy beaches, and the serene lagoon of Balos, combines with the remains of the long lasting history of the region: monasteries, churches and the imposing castle of Imeri Gramvousa.
Its natural beauty is combined with the diversity and rarity of plants and animals, a unique minority only found in this small part of the world. The beauty and the wealth of the region is found within its diversity and complexity of life. Observe, feel, get to know, love and protect it!