No, it has nothing to do with the exotic Bali. It is just a leeward, magic bay on the north side of Crete, with emerald sandy beaches. Well ? Would you be willing to compromise ?
Bali is a small fishing village which achieved significant touristic growth over the years. Today, it features many taverns, shops, bars, coffee houses and hotels. It has four beaches engulfed in equal small bays. They are very clear, safe for children and organized, providing a variety of water sports, sun beds and many other options.
Accessing Bali is very easy, since the National Road passes right by, 30 km east of Rethymno and 43 km west of Heraklion.
It is worth spending a whole daily in Bali. If you decide to come, do not forget to make a stop at Atali Abbey, which is devoted to Agios Ioannis, but also at the church of Panagia Charakiani.