Bali of Mylopotamos Crete is a small quiet touristic village 30 kilometers east of Rethymno. It is best for families and couples vacations. The name Bali is Turkish and means "honey" because there were many bee hives and good quality honey was produced here. During the Venetian occupation, Bali was called Atali. Now at the area, there is a small monastery which is called "Moni Atalis".
Bali in ancient times was called Astali and it was the harbor of the Minoan city Axos. Astali was the place where the Mythical iron giant Talos used to rest. Talos was the first (mythical) Robot. It was created from Daidalos, the architect of Knossos and everyday was running along the island. Because of Talos the mountains south of Bali are called "Talea Ori" and create a natural barrier that isolates the village from the inland of Crete.