Gramvousa Island and Balos Beach, Crete, Greece

We made it to Balos beach on Crete’s Western coast. Elise and I both gave the pink(!) sand and crystal clear water a 10 out of 10. But she hated (and I loved) the steep climb up to the Venetian fortress that was a short ferry ride away on the Gramvousa Island. In the evening, we tried cooking fish at our apartment, but somehow failed miserably and ended up having French toast instead. Kinda lame given that we’re on the island known for the best food in all of Greece.

Balos beach, Crete - pink sand - @World Travel Mama

Balos beach, Crete - @World Travel Mama

Balos Panorama - @World Travel Mama

Gramvousa Island shore - @World Travel Mama

Gramvousa Island fortress wall - @World Travel Mama

Gramvoussa Island - descent from fortress - @World Travel Mama