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Bali beaches

Location

Bali beaches are located 33km east of Rethymno and 53km west of Heraklion city.
They nestle in the protected bay of Bali with lots of small coves which host the beaches.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Beach Type: Sand/pebbles
Depth: Shallow Temperature: Cool
Organised: Yes Family- friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes Windy: Yes
Handicapped accessible: Yes Crowded: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, changing rooms, water sports, beach volleyball court, diving school, cafes, bars, discos, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation, super markets, small shops, clinic and pharmacy.

Notes

Bali features four beaches, with cool green waters due to the several natural springs.

Livadi is the first and largest beach when entering the village.
It is very well organised and can get crowded, but more open to winds than the other three.

At the end of Livadi lie the small beaches of Kouskouras which can only be reached via a footpath starting a little west of Livadi.
They are not organised and thus never busy.

In front of the village of Bali, there is the sandy and shallow beach of Varkotopos, ideal for small children and then the beach which is next to the fishing port of the village.
The most northern of all, Karavostasis, is much smaller and the most beautiful beach of the area.

Bali is ideal for family holidays.
During the weekends it gets crowded as it is popular among the locals.

How to get to Bali

Bali beach is accessible from Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion with daily public buses.
If you choose to drive from all the above towns, take the new National Road (E75) which runs next to the village.

 

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