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The lagoon of Balos at the Cape of Gramvousa

Elafonisi is in a distance of 40 km from Petritos Hotel

Attractions - Nature

Άποψη από το Ελαφονήσι During your stay in Petritos Hotel will have the opportunity to visit two of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Balos and Elafonisi. Balos and Elafonisi are designated areas Nature 2000 and are universally recognized monuments.


Elafonisi located southwest of Crete just 40 kilometers from Petritos Hotel. Access to the island located near the beach is about 100m on foot, because the water is very shallow! The water is pink from the thousands of shells that have been grinding at the time giving a special appearance at the beach.

Μπάλος Balos

The lagoon of Balos located in Cape Gramvousa the southwest point of Crete near the town of Kissamos, 15 km from Petritos Hotel. You can go to Balos or by boat from Kissamos or drive a dirt road at the end needs a little hiking. The sea is warm with clear waters and stunning color sand. Considered the most impressive part of the prefecture of Chania with Elafonisi.