Falassarna Beach is 59 kilometers west of Chania in the western part of Gramvousa Peninsula. At the northern end of the beach, there are ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Falasarna. Its expanse is very large, it consists of five beaches with the two most central being the most loved by the visitors.
Falasarna Beach has been awarded as the best beach of Crete and one of the ten best beaches in Europe. The main beach of Falasarna is called Pachia Ammos and is 1 kilometer long. It’s the one that accepts most people in the area, but because of its large size, it always seems empty. It is a well-organized beach with sun loungers and umbrellas, refreshments to buy the necessary, beach volley court and services for water sports.
North of the central beach there is a second large, about 800 meters long, almost identical, divided into smaller beaches. It is separated in the middle by a dune and a few rocks. It is quieter than Pachia Ammos and offers no comforts. Nearby is the chapel of Agia Paraskevi, with a freshwater spring.
Next, to the archaeological site, there is a small bay. It has pebbles and the bottom is rocky. It is a good choice when wind blowing and for those who want to be isolated. South of Pachia Ammos, in Livadi, there is a long beach with a sandy beach and rocky seabed. It is a great choice for diving enthusiasts, as the main beach is sandy. During winter, many freshwater ponds are formed in Livadi.
It is an enchanting landscape, with turquoise waters, and an incredible view, which is part of the protected areas of NATURA. For those who love the beach and decide to sit late in the afternoon, they will be lucky as they will enjoy the romantic sunset, which is considered the best of Crete.
The only negative on Falasarna beach is the western winds that pay it. But that makes it ideal for those who love windsurfing.
If you do not have a car, you can reach Falassarna by bus from Chania and Kissamos.