Our Menu

At Balos, the true pleasure comes from creating your own menu at the ever-changing and abundant fish table. With your waiter as your guide, you are taken on an adventure of the freshest and most diverse selection caught by fishermen on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Whether your preference is grilled, pan fried, or if you would like to discover a more traditional preparation such as kakavia or achnisto, there is the perfect catch waiting for you. Every table in Balos should share in the tastes, traditionally in Greece there is always fish on the table!

To complement your market selection, whet your appetite on some of the classic dishes that make Balos a special experience!
Enjoy your journey to Balos, “on top of the sea” one of the most beautiful and mystical beaches on Crete!

For today’s catch, please visit our fish market display off the dining room to select your meal from the freshest seafood available.

Dinner

Traditional spreads


Our traditional spreads are served with grilled artisan pita bread and an assortment of crudités.
Single Spread $5 or all 6 spreads $15 (serves 2-3 people).
TZATZIKI
Yogurt, cucumber and garlic.
TARAMASALATA
Cod roe, lemon juice, olive oil, mayo, and onion.
TIROKAFTERI
Whipped feta and peppers.
FAVA
Puree fava beans, onion, and olive oil.
SUN-DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS
Puréed chickpea, onion, garlic and lemon juice.
MELITZANOSALATA
Puréed eggplant with red wine vinegar, garlic, parsley, red peppers, and walnuts.

sharing plates

(Serving 2-3 people)

VEGGIE PIKILIAS
Melitzanosalata, hummus, tzatziki, spanakopita, Greek olives, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, pita bread. 17
MEZEDOPIKILIA*Served Sunday-Thursday only
Kolokithokeftedes (zuchinni fritters), French fries, Greek sausage, Greek meatballs, Saganaki cheese and pancetta, served with tzatziki sauce, pita bread. 29
GREEK ISLAND PIKILIAS
Swordfish, salmon, fried or grilled calamari, shrimp, whole dorado or branzino. Served with lemon potatoes and steamed greens. 70

small plates


SOUP OF THE DAY Kalamarakia
Ask server for details.
8
OCTOPUS Oktapodi
Sashimi grade Spanish octopus, fava, shaved onion, capers, and cherry tomato. 19
SPANAKOPITA
Phyllo dough pouches stuffed with baby spinach, leeks, herbs, feta cheese, yogurt feta mousse. 7
GRAPE LEAVES (5) Dolmades
Hand-rolled dolmades stuffed with rice and herbs, yogurt sauce. 13
FRIED CHEESE Saganaki Kefalograviera
Kefalograviera flambé, grape preserves.
MUSSELS SAGANAKIMydia Achnista
P.E.I Mussels sauted with house marinara sauce, feta cheese, onions, peppers,fennel and ouzo. 14
CALAMARI Kalamarakia
Grilled or deep fried. Cornmeal-crusted, domestic calamari, served with basil aioli.
12
OCTOPUS CEVICHE
Fresh Octopus marinated in oil, vinegar, and line juice, with fennel, onions, peppers, capers, and Ouzo. 15
STUFFED LOBSTER TAIL (5OZ)
North Atlantic lobster tails, stuffed with shrimp, crab, tomato, onions, and cheese with a side of asparagus. 19

salads and vegetables


GREEK VILLAGE Horiatiki
Tomato, Cretean cucumbers, sliced red onion, cubanelle pepper, Kalamata olives, Arachova feta, Greek olive oil.  15
GREEN Prasini
Arcadian lettuce mix, cherry tomato, crouton, raisins, and corn.  13

Athens (cold)
Mix of fish, mayonnaise, capers, celery, toursi cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, parsley, dill and lemon.  14

 

Steamed VEGETABLES PSITA LACHANIKA

 

Zucchini, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, tossed in a lemon garlic butter.  11

 

whole fish on the grill

RED SNAPPER, BLACK SEA BASS
Check the seafood display for avalibility and other daily bounty

 


We invite you to visit our fresh seafood display case in order to select your choices from the daily Balos bounty. All whole fish choices are offered with your selection of side from the options listed below.
20 oz BRANZINO Lavraki
Delicate, white flesh with a mild, sweet flavor.  32
20 oz ROYAL DORADO Tsipoura
Tender white flesh with a rich, succulent, meaty flavor.  32
All whole fish choices are offered with greens and your selection of side from the options listed below. Please allow 20 minutes per pound of fish.

mains


LAMB CHOPS* Paidakia
Marinated and cooked to order. Baby rosemary potatoes with Kefalograviera cheese.  38
*Enjoy with a glass of (Naoussa) Xinomauru
USda Prime SirLOIN*

8 oz Angus Prime. Served with baby potatoes, topped with garlic, rosemary and Kefalograveria cheese.  27
*Enjoy with a glass of  (Muses Estate) Cabernet

RIBEYE* Brizola Sharas
8 oz Angus Prime, grilled to order,  baby potatoes, topped with garlic, rosemary and Kefalograveria cheese.  48

*Enjoy with a glass of (Naoussa) Xinomauru

Filet Mignon* Moshari Fileto
8 oz Angus Prime, grilled to order,  baby potatoes, topped with garlic, rosemary and Kefalograveria cheese.  39
*Enjoy with a glass of (Muses Estate) Cabernet
MOUSSAKA
Layered eggplant, potato and seasoned chopped sirloin, topped with béchamel sauce. Garnish of Greek village salad.  22
*Enjoy with a glass of (Nemea) Agiorgitiko
Vegetarian rice
Mixed peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, cherry tomatoes, spinach, and basil.  19
*Enjoy with a glass of (Nemea) Agiorgitiko
SALMON Solomos
Grilled Faroe Islands salmon, served with a chilled lentil salad.  27
*Enjoy with a glass of  Santorini (Trygos) Assyrtiko
SWORDFISH Xifias
8 oz Grilled Swordfish served with mixed green salad.  25
*Enjoy with a glass of  (Porto Carras) Malagouzia
Santorini Lakokolla 
Branzino, cherry tomato, onions, fennel, zucchini, potatoes, and asparagus steamed and served in parchment paper.  27
*Enjoy with a glass of (Porto Carras) Malagouzia
Greek Cacciatore 
Chicken Breast, peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, fennel, basil, thyme, white wine, and marinara sauce.  22
*Enjoy with a glass of (Muses Estate) #9 Red Blend
SEAFOOD PASTA Astakomakaronada
Mussels, shrimp, calamari, fennel, garlic, and onions in our House Marinara sauce. SErved with a choice of Spaghetti or Orzotto.  25
*Enjoy with a glass of  (Nemea) Agiorgitiko
ORZOTTO (VG) Giouvetsi Me Laxanika
Orzo pasta with spinach, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, Greek olive oil and tomato sauce with Kefalograviera cheese.  19
*Enjoy with a glass of white: Aidani

sides


LEMON POTATOES Patates Lemonates
Idaho potatoes roasted with lemon, garlic and oregano. 5
GREEK FRIES Patates Tiganites
Hand-cut Idaho potatoes, crumbled feta and dried Greek mountain oregano.  5
SPINACH RICE Spanakorizo
Baby spinach, rice, leeks and herbs.  5
GIGANTE BEANS Gigandes
Oven-roasted in light tomato sauce with fresh herbs and Greek olive oil.  5
STEAMED GREENS Horta

Braised seasonal greens (ask your server).  5

 

CHILDREN


CHICKEN TENDERS
Served with French Fries.
SPAGHETTI
Served with Greek meatballs and tomato sauce.
Served with just tomato sauce.
Served with butter.
EXECUTIVE CHEF – THEODORE DIMITRAKOPOULOS
*Please ask your server about gluten free or vegetarian options. Please notify your server of food allergies before ordering. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, shellfish or eggs increase the risk of foodborne illness.