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Balos is famous for its beautiful beaches, clear turquoise water, and breathtaking scenery. The beach can get quite crowded with visitors in the summer. The beaches are primarily white sand but are pink in some places due to tons of crushed seashells that have washed ashore.
You can access the beach by either driving the 10 km dirt road or taking a ferry from the mainland. Adventurous visitors can also trek in from Kaliviani, which takes about 3 hours. The water is very shallow and calm, but if you go a little bit farther out there is a good opportunity for snorkeling. Sea turtles and monk seals can sometimes be spotted in the area.
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