Bali village

Bali village is 32 kilometers eastern to Rethymnon city and 50 km from Heraklion city. In the Past it was one of the most picturesque coastal villages of Crete, while today is one of the important tourist resorts easily reachable by national road of Heraklion-Rethymnon.

Bali means “honey” and the village can really “sweeten” you, with its beauty, as it is located in a raised small peninsula, overlooking the bay and the sea.

According to the legend, the mountain that is located south of Bali (Talea Ori), is the mountain that Zeus, in return for the protection he received, gave the Cretans “Talos”. Talos was a mythical bronze giant, the first robot in history, which protected Minoan Crete from would-be invaders.


The Venetians called it Atali, the ancient name was Astali. There is also Atali Monastery nearby, which retains the medieval name of the place. Is an ideal place for relaxing holidays without ruling out the possibility of having fun, since distances from Rethymnon and Heraklion city is less than half an hour.

The central beach of Bali with small pebbles, is one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. It is clean, organized providing water sports, sun beds, restaurants and cafes to the quests.