Holidays in Falassarna means hours and hours of basking on one of the local beaches. Falassarna Beach is a huge sandy beach, while there are other, smaller ones on either side, so you can bathe at a different spot each day.
You can also tour the archaeological site and try to imagine what the harbour, now on land, looked like when it was full of triremes and sailors unloading cargoes from every corner of the Mediterranean.
Anyone choosing to spend their holidays in Falassarna will find the basics here, such as small hotels, restaurants and a few café-bars on the beach.
At the crossroads to the south beach is a minimarket with all the main necessities of life, but if you need more you’ll have to go to Platanos, where there is a supermarket, cashpoint, bank and pharmacy.
The Falassarna area is truly beautiful and well worth visiting if you’re in Chania Prefecture. If you’re lucky enough to visit out of season, you can enjoy it without the crowds and understand why it’s justly called one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
Hotels and apartments for rent in Falassarna
Although most people come to Falassarna for a swim and leave, many choose to stay here for one night or longer. You will find several small hotels in Falassarna, apartments for rent and villas.
At the end of the beach you’ll see many people taking advantage of the free camping in summer. However, if you choose to set up your tent at Falassarna, don’t forget to take your rubbish with you when you leave.
Restaurants and tavernas in Falassarna
There are restaurants and tavernas on the road running down to Falassarna. The most famous is at the top of the hill at Platanos, offering the best view of the beach.
You will also find tavernas near the beach, with rooms for rent upstairs, and some on the small harbour south of the beaches.
What to do in Falassarna
Enjoy the sun and sea on the great beach of Pachia Ammos or the other beaches in Falassarna.
Explore the archaeological site and read about the history of the ancient city of Falassarna
Travel along the west coast of Crete to the other famous beach of Εlafonissi.
Take the boat from Kissamos to Gramvoussa and Balos. Alternatively you can drive there from Kalyviani village, as long as you can handle driving on a dirt track.
Tour the interior and discover the pretty, local villages off the tourist beat.
Visit the cave of Agia Sofia, the agrotourist village of Milia and the acropolis of Polyrrhenia, with its impressive view of Kissamos Bay.
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