Falassarna bay, one of the most famous beaches in Greece, has been awarded as the best beach of Crete and was voted as one of the 10 best beaches in Europe. Falassarna bay consists of five consecutive beaches, with the two middle ones being the most popular, offering white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.
The main beach of Falassarna is called Pachia Ammos (i..e Coarse Sand). It is an exotic beach of 1km, that attracts most visitors of the area. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available at the beach as well as snack bars and cafes. Water sports and beach volley is also available.
For travelers looking to relax a more isolated part of the beach is located north of Pachia Ammos. This bay is divided by a sand dune and a few rocks.
Travelers can also visit the chapel of Agia Paraskevi and a spring with fresh water, as well as go snorkeling.
Falassarna, a protected area, is a magnificent place worth visiting. For those seeking for a romantic end to a relaxing day at the beach, we suggest enjoying a fantastic meal or cold drink while watching the breathtaking sunset.
The ancient town of Falassarna (or Phalasarna) is located at the west base of the peninsula Gramvousa and was one of the major towns of Crete during the Hellenistic Era. The city was famous for its port, the only natural harbor in western Crete, built in a small lagoon.
In antiquity it was called Korikos, while the name Falasarna was possibly taken after the local nymph Falasarni. The opponent town in the region was that of Polirinia, which managed to turn Falassarna to its port after 100 years of conflicts (186BC).