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Holidays In Bali

Bali Holidays at a Glance

Picturesque, relaxed with traditional charm. Built around four coves this fishing village offers an excellent choice of fish tavernas, especially around the quaint old harbour. Nightlife is low key and centred around local tavernas and bars. Bali is situated on the North coast 35 kms from Rethymnon. It is an ideal spot from which to explore Crete.

Who goes to Bali?
It suits families & couples seeking relaxation in tranquil surroundings & a perfect place from which to explore.



Key Facts - Bali

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport55 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)40 mins

Built around four coves, the fishing village offers an excellent choice of fish tavernas, especially around the quaint old harbour. Bali is located on the north coast 35km from Rethymnon and is an ideal spot from which to explore Crete.

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Samaria Gorges - Crete has the longest gorge in Europe and second in the world to the Grand Canyon. You get to it by a ferry and you stop on your way at a village called Lutra, only accessible by boat. The gorge cuts through the White Mountains. Apart from its beauty, the gorge is teeming with wildlife and there are incredible wildflowers during spring.

Knossos Palace - This palace, in a beautiful site just 5 km southeast of Heraklion, is the most magnificent and evocative of Crete's Minoan sites. Admission is around 6 Euros, 4 Euros students with official ID and people of 65 or over. Apr to mid-Oct, open daily 8am-8pm. Mid-Oct to Mar, open from Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-3pm.

Knossos and MuseumGain an insight into the history of Crete with this tour of Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum

The Archaeological museum in Heraklion - It is famous for its huge Minoan collection.
Opening times: April to mid-October: Tuesday to Sunday 8am-8 pm / Monday 12.30-8 pm. Mid - October to March: closes daily at 5 pm.
Around 10 Euros for adults and 6 Euros for students with official ID and people of 65 and over.

Chania Area - Stroll through the streets of the old town that is an intact neighbourhood of the original Venetian buildings. The fortifications date from the 13th century. There is an archaeological and a naval museum, as well as the Historical Archives of Crete. Its picturesque Venetian Harbour is also well worth to visit.

Spinalonga Island - made famous as the setting of the film 'who pays the ferryman?' Thousands of visitors come here every year to see the ruins of the Venetian Fortress and Leper colony. You take a boat ride over and you are given plenty of time to explore the island. It is a great place to enjoy a barbecue of real Greek food and have a swim in the beautiful water before heading back. A very relaxing day out.

Samaria Gorges - Crete has the longest gorge in Europe and second in the world to the Grand Canyon. You get to it by a ferry and you stop on your way at a village called Lutra, only accessible by boat. The gorge cuts through the White Mountains. Apart from its beauty, the gorge is teeming with wildlife and there are incredible wildflowers during spring.

Knossos Palace - This palace, in a beautiful site just 5 km southeast of Heraklion, is the most magnificent and evocative of Crete's Minoan sites. Admission is around 6 Euros, 4 Euros students with official ID and people of 65 or over. Apr to mid-Oct, open daily 8am-8pm. Mid-Oct to Mar, open from Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-3pm.

Knossos and MuseumGain an insight into the history of Crete with this tour of Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum

The Archaeological museum in Heraklion - It is famous for its huge Minoan collection.
Opening times: April to mid-October: Tuesday to Sunday 8am-8 pm / Monday 12.30-8 pm. Mid - October to March: closes daily at 5 pm.
Around 10 Euros for adults and 6 Euros for students with official ID and people of 65 and over.

Chania Area - Stroll through the streets of the old town that is an intact neighbourhood of the original Venetian buildings. The fortifications date from the 13th century. There is an archaeological and a naval museum, as well as the Historical Archives of Crete. Its picturesque Venetian Harbour is also well worth to visit.

Spinalonga Island - made famous as the setting of the film 'who pays the ferryman?' Thousands of visitors come here every year to see the ruins of the Venetian Fortress and Leper colony. You take a boat ride over and you are given plenty of time to explore the island. It is a great place to enjoy a barbecue of real Greek food and have a swim in the beautiful water before heading back. A very relaxing day out.

Popular activities during holidays in Bali include:-

  • Jet skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Rock climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Walking and hiking
  • Cycling.

    Fun Excursions while on Bali Holidays


    Make your holidays to Bali extra special by booking one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

    Spinalonga: This one is for the sailors and sun lovers amongst you. Interested? The come along with us to the haunting island of Spinalonga, an old Leper Colony!

    Chrissi Island: An exceptional day to a tropical paradise set in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea. Sunbathe on the wondrous beaches of unusual coloured sand.

    Unknown Crete: Travel through unspoilt villages where donkeys still travel the roads. Visit a local winery and see how wine is made with the chance to sample and buy.

    Cretan Night: If you love food, drink and dancing, then you will love this night out. As you enter the venue, the Cretan lifestyle takes over as the evening is given to plenty of eating, drinking and merry making as only the Greeks know how.

    Knossos: If you visit Crete and do not see the ancient palace of Knossos is compares to visiting Egypt and not seeing the pyramids. This is where European civilisation began with the dazzling Mineon people.

    Jeep Safari: Travel off the beaten track through traditional mountain villages - a real chance to see a taste of real Greece.

    Beach Party: Join your Olympic Reps on your very own sandy beach for an afternoon of partying in the sun! An hour and half free bar will get you in the mood to join in some wild and wicket games.

    For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Bali Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Bali Holidays

Boat: There are now several excursion boats that take visitors on day trips to offshore islands or isolated beaches as well as to the wonderful island of Santorini.

Bus: Public buses remain a solid possibility for seeing much of Crete. They're inexpensive, relatively frequent, and connect to all but the most isolated villages. The downside is that the schedules are not always the most convenient for travellers with limited time. Certainly you can take them between all major resorts and towns.

Taxi: Taxis are reasonable if two or three people are sharing a trip to a site; no place on Crete is more than a day's round-trip from Heraklion.

Car: An excellent way of getting around during Bali holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Bali Holidays Shopping

Popular purchases for those taking Crete holidays include:-

  • Tsikoudia or Raki local high street spirit
  • Traditional woven fabrics, Cretan Rugs and Blankets
  • Locally produced Olive Oil
  • Ceramics
  • Silverware.

Holidays in Bali - Beaches

Bali boasts four beaches which are formed in sandy coves and with calm waters are very suitable for children.

Livadi Beach - Formed within an open bay, Livadi Beach is the largest of the four and is very well organised .

Varkotopos Beach - A beautiful beach and due to its shallow waters, Varkotopos Beach is ideal for young children.

Limani (Harbour) Beach - Located by the picturesque port of Bali, Limani Beach benefits from being close to many restaurants and shops.

Karavostasis Beach - The smallest of the four beaches Karavostasis Beach is considered by many to be the most attractive in the area.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
East Crete 16 19 23 25 25 23 20
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
East Crete 7 9 11 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3


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