Northwest edge of Chania is Gramvousa peninsula without pleople live there but with magical beauty. On the northwest side of the peninsula, the beach of Balos. One of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. A sandy area that leads to an island with very fine sand, amazing turquoise waters with beautiful shades depending on the time of day. You can go by land through a rough road that leads up to a point, and then you have to walk on foot to reach there. The beauty of the trip and the views are worth the hassle. You can also go by boat from Kissamos.The beach is deserted and not offering any organization so you’ll have to be prepared for your stay. An amazing beach you can miss visiting.