If unspoiled beauty is what you’re looking for, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat Crete’s Mpalos beach. The Gramvoussa peninsula, in the northwest of Chania, has created a shallow bay where sun worshipers can experience several stunning shades of blue in one body of water.
Mpalos offers a peaceful atmosphere, spectacular view, pinky white sands and turquiose and light green waters. The water is extremely warm here so you can enjoy swimming as long as you want. Mpalos is also an amazing place for snorkeling. I’ve visited Mpalos many times and I can surely say that this Greek beach is not to be missed. It’s hard to describe Mpalos, you really do have to visit it and enjoy its captivating beauty. If you don’t like crowded places, don’t plan your trip to Mpalos during July or August. Though, if you reach the beach early in the morning, you’ll be able to enjoy several peaceful hours even during these months. The easiest way to get to Mpalos is by ferry that you can take from nearby Kissamos. You will be taken on a small excursion around the Gramvousa island and you will have an opportunity to visit the old Venetian fortress and the shipwreck.