Bali is a seaside village on the north coast of Crete, about 32 km east of Rethymnon and 50 km from Heraklion, which has become a tourist resort. The Venetians called it Atali, from its ancient name Astali. There is also the Atalis Monastery nearby, which retains the medieval name of the place. Built on an elevated small peninsula, it overlooks the bay and the sea. It used to be a fishing village, and today it is an important holiday resort with hotels and apartments. Bali has a harbor, fine fish taverns and a small islet beach.