The seaside resort of Bali is located in a large gulf, 30km east of Rethymno and 43km west of Heraklion. Next to the village passes the National Road linking Heraklion and Rethymno, making Bali accessible from any part of the island. The Bali peninsula juts out away from the coast and faces east, creating a natural bay with many curves and shallows, creating the little inlets of Livadi, Kouskouras, Limani (main harbour of Bali), Varkotopos and Karavostasis. These are all protected by the rocky peninsula and the calm seas are perfect for children. The steep rocky sides of each cove make for good walking and lovely views over the bay to Mount Kouloukonas (known as the Talean Mountains), part of the Psiloritis range and the coastline to the east. If you are not planning on steep walking, ensure you reserve a place close to the water’s edge.