The first picture you will see when you search the internet for beaches in Crete is Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa. And that is because it is one of the most famous landscapes in Greece. Shallow, turquoise water, the wild, rocky land and the goats grazing on the mountain, create a virgin landscape.
Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Balos every summer, by boat or by car. There are daily cruises which will take you there for a whole day trip there. If you want to enjoy the view of the lagoon from the top you should get there by car. The view will take your breath away!