Beach Description

Balos beach  or Ormos Koumeikon (Greek Όρμος Κουμαιίκων = bay of Koumeika) it is a pretty long beach with medium and large pebbles and partly sand, mainly at south eastern side. It is the seaport of Koumeika village that’s why has a small mole. In the region there are several accommodations and restaurants.

The name Balos (in Greek Μπάλος) comes from the Greek traditional island dance Balos, which be danced by couples, a man and a woman, face to face.

The etymology of the name Balos comes from the Latin word “ballo” that means dance, which comes from the ancient Greek word “valezo” (in greek Βαλλίζω) that means shake, dance.

  • Beach details

  • Length: 870 m
  • Average width: 15 m
  • Surround it by hotels and holidays homes
  • medium & large pebbles, partly sand
  • Some nature shadow
  • Some wind days
  • Enough people in high season
  • Suited for children
  • The water

  • Going in steep
  • Several days with wave
  • Clear water
  • Medium water temperature
  • Beautiful schools of fish
  • water shoes is useful
  • Facilities

  • Showers
  • Restrooms (at restaurants)
  • Changing rooms
  • Sun beds and Sunshades to let
  • Restaurant
  • Activities

  • Great for relaxing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Getting there

  • Best accessible by car
  • Free parking
  • Getting there by car : from Koumeika village follow the asphalted road to the Ormos Marathokampou settlement, after 520 m. turn south (signposted) to “Balos” and continue to the end for another 1.7 km.
  • Restrictions

  • No fires on beach


Address & Contact

Our Address

Koumeika Samos T.K. 83104


37.698200759709, 26.749017114819







Our Useful Features & Services


Hotels or apartments to let


Sun beds and umbrellas to let


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