GRAMVOUSA - BALOS
With shallow waters ideal for young kids, Balos is an important natural habitat, with rare flora and fauna protected as part of the Natura 2000 network. Among the marvellous animals living here are the Eleonorafalcon, and cormorants, who nest in the caves. This is also a habitat for the loggerhead sea turtle- better known as the beloved Caretta-Caretta, as well as the Mediterranean Monk Seal. Northwest of Balos is a stunning Gramvousa islet, connected to two small uninhabited islands off the coast of a peninsula at the far north-western tip of Crete. It has beautiful fine sand and pebbles with turquoise waters.