Bali is a seaside village on the north coast of Crete, about 32 km east of Rethymno and 50 km from Heraklion and has become a tourist resort.
The Venetians called it Atali, from its ancient name, Astali. There is also the nearby Atali Monastery, which preserves the medieval name of the place. It is built on an elevated small peninsula, so it overlooks the bay and the sea. It was formerly a fishing village, and today it is a major holiday resort with hotels and apartments. Bali has a harbor, nice fish taverns and an islet beach.