Village : Bali is a colourful and friendly seaside resort surrounded by hilly terrain. In this place the blue of the sky and the light blue of the sea are (website hidden) a beautiful combination. It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Crete.
The marvellous sandy beaches around the settlement are offered for swimming. There are water sports and boat trips. You can find a great surrounding area perfect for walking and mountain biking. There are lots of restaurants and traditional tavernas. In the evening the visitor of the village can have fun in the nightly clubs and the cafeterias of the region. (website hidden) train travels round the area every hour so you can go to other beaches with more restaurants to try.
For those wanting to explore the island there are a number of car hire outlets and good public bus connections to Rethymno (30km) and Heraklio. (approx 50km. Jeep safari trips may take you off the beaten track to mountain villages and beautiful beaches
Apartments : Valentino apartments and studios, occupy an elevated, uphill position which affords good views. These pleasant studios and apartments are at a quiet spot, 40 m from the sea and less than 5 min walk from the nearest beach and resort center.
This apartment and suitable for 2 to 4 persons, comprising of one bedroom with twin beds and a living room with a single bed and space for a fourth (camp bed) with kitchenette, refrigerator, shower/WC and balcony or terrace, all of which have seaview.
This apartment is at the 1st floor.
I was here for about a month in November / December 2012. The hosts are very friendly. I was upgraded to the penthouse, which has a huge terrace with 180 degrees of spectacular ocean and mountain views. This is one of the best hotel locations in Bali. If you stay here during winter you should know that the building is unheated, not insulated and exposed to the wind so it gets cold. The village itself has few local residents and mostly consists of hotels which are closed during winter so it is a ghost town. A bakery and a few small grocery shops were open when I was there but their selection is tiny and prices are high. The nearest city is Rethymnon which is 20 km or so west of Bali. The village is enclosed in mountains and you can't really hike them so to get away from the village you either need a car or the public bus; the bus stop is maybe 45 minutes walk from the hotel. If you don't mind these things then I highly recommend this place with its scenic views.
Un accueil très chaleureux de Constantinos et de ses parents. En plus de faire tout leur possible pour rendre le séjour au village de Bali très agréable, Constantinos nous a fait profiter de sa connaissance de la Crête pour trouver des plages et des sites à visiter. Une excellente expérience à recommander pour découvrir la partie occidentale de l'île.
A very warm welcome from Constantinos and his parents. In addition to making every effort to make the stay in the village of Bali very nice, Constantinos gave us the benefit of his knowledge of Crete to find the best beaches and attractions. A great experience to be recommended to explore the western part of the island.