Falassarna Beach

Falassarna Beach

Falasarna is a popular destination and the beach is among the most renowned in Europe. The sand is light-coloured and turns the crystal clear water into many spectacular shades of blue, while the beach is so vast that, though it is usually crowded, it always looks almost empty. Don’t miss the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area which is part of the Natura 2000 protection network. The coastline of Falasarna is divided into several beaches that are separated by clumps of rocks and sand dunes. There you will find beach bars, sun beds and water sport facilities.

If you were here about 2,000 years ago, you would find yourself in a famous harbor and a rich city with impressive temples and massive surrounding walls. The ancient city of Falasarna was built in the name of nymph Falasarni and flourished in the 4th and 3rd century BC. The city had strong naval power and was rich enough to have its own currency. Most of the revenue, however, came from pirate activities, so the city was ruined by the Romans in 69 BC.

Access

Falassarna beach is located 70km far for Vlamis Villas, a little more than one hour drive. You can get there by taking the National Road from Chania to Kissamos (Kastelli). After passing through Kissamos, continue to Platanos and follow the signs to Falassarna. On reaching the hill above Falassarna, you will see the three-kilometer beach spread out at your feet. The beach is about 3 km from the hill, along a fairly narrow, winding road, so be careful, especially if you’re driving at night or in the busy high season.