Bali Village in Rethymno Crete
Bali is a traditional fish village that lies on the northern coast of the island, ideally situated only 27 km from the city of Rethymnon and 40km from the city of Heraklion. It is built on a picturesque bay with four crystal clear water sandy beaches and combines both mountain and sea, thus being the ideal location for family vacation and for those who wish to enjoy their holidays in a pleasant and comfortable environment.
Recent years Bali has been developed to a popular tourist resort but it is still preserves its traditional character.
Here, one can enjoy either the famous traditional Cretan cuisine at the several lovely taverns serving fresh fish or the local specialties and the cosmopolitan cocktails offered at the local sea view bars, discos and cafeterias. There are also some souvenir shops, mini markets, a medical center, a pharmacy and a dining school.
Although Bali is a contemporary resort, it is at the same time a place with long history dating back to the ancient times, under the name Astali and thus a starting point for many excursions. Basic sights of the area are the Astali Monastery dedicated to Saint John, dating back to the 17th century, the church of Panagia Harakiani, the Melidoni Cave, as well as the numerous traditional villages for quiet walks in the nature.
Access to Bali is easy by bus, both from Rethymnon and Heraklion where you can find the closest port and airport of the island respectively.