Bali, the tranquil seaside village of 165 souls is around 31km
north east of Rethymno and is in one of the most beautiful areas
of the prefecture. According to historians, Bali was the site of
the ancient town of Astali, which was the port of ancient Axos.
The village is clustered around the centre of the Galinios Bay and attracts many tourists during the summer season. The greatest activity is concentrated at the fishing harbour where there are charming traditional fish tavernas, cafes and restaurants.
A sight to see, apart from the enchanting village itself, is the 16th century Monastery of St. John the Baptist, which is close by.