• Falasarna Beach
The well-known beach of FALASARNA is 59 km west of the city of Chania and 17km west of Kissamos. It is in the western part of the Cape of Gramvousas.
The famous beach of Falassarna is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and it has been awarded as one of the 10 best in Europe. It spans a very large sandy area and the main big beach is fully organized with umbrellas and canteens from which you can buy the essentials.
The sand is white and gives the water a clear aqua-blue color and as you travel down the windy road to get down to the beach by car it gives you the impression of an exotic bay.
The area around Falasarna is classified as a Natura protected area. If you are a romantic soul, you have to wait for the sunset, which is considered among the best in Crete due to its magical landscape and the endless horizon.
• Falasarna Beach Party
Since 1985 the beach of Falasarna hosts a large and prestigious event, the Falassarna Beach Party.
Always held every first (or second) Saturday in August and has great appeal to tourists regardless of age or musical preferences.
The gorgeous natural beauty combined with fun, persuade visitors to come more than once to Falassarna Beach Party.
It is worth noting that the organization has no profit, the entrance is free and the organizers are the ‘’Neolaia of Platanos.’’
• Falasarna port
The port of Gramvousa has great history as the Hellenistic period played a very important role in the development of the city. Ancient Falasarna was one of the most important cities – states of Crete and that is because the port was natural and was built in a lagoon.
The destruction of the port held by the Roman Empire (69 BC) who wanted to protect the city from pirate raids by so built stone bricks so only enter boats in it.
This resulted in the city never again back on track but things became even worse in 365 AD, where a devastating earthquake elevated the west side of Crete resulting in the port to find 9 meters above sea level. Today one can admire the naval facilities in ruins that have survived.
• Falassarna cruises
For guests who wish to admire the lagoon of Balos and the island of Gramvousa should make a cruise.
The cruise departs from the port of Falasarna and the journey takes six hours.
There, one can admire the lagoon of Balos or the castle of Gramvousa and small blue beaches.
• Ancient Falassarna
West of the peninsula Gramvousa is the ancient city of Falasarna. It was one of the most important cities – states of Crete during the Hellenistic period.
The ancient city Falassarna inhabited by the middle of the 1st century BC. At that time the ancient Falasarna was great strength in shipping (due to the natural harbor in a lagoon) and minted its own currency. Also in the ancient Falasarna area were churches, shopping streets and strong fortifications.
Although at that time he had many enemies and conquerors, it managed to withstand 100 years of siege until the Polyrrenians (allies Phaistos) managed to win.
In 365 AD it became a huge earthquake in Crete, lifting the 9 meters in the western part of. This resulted in the port of ancient Falassarna to stay off the sea. Today one can admire the naval facilities in ruins that have survived.