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Falasarna, Crete Island: 9 reviews and 17 photos

  The view from our hotel - Not bad, eh?
by AcornMan

Almost as remote and peaceful as Frangokastello is Falasarna, a small town on the northern end of the west coast. Considering how crowded almost the entire north coast is, it's remarkable that this place has remained as tranquil and isolated as it is, especially considering how much easier it is to reach than many other coastal towns. The attraction in Falasarna is the beach. Actually there's more than one here. On the southern end of town is a huge expanse of sand, but farther north it's more scenic, there are no beach umpbrellas, and the sand is better. There are just a few places to stay here, and it looked like even fewer places to eat. I found only a couple mini-markets, both of which were more expensive than other places we visited, but it's not difficult to find reasonably priced accommodations very close to the water.

Unfortunately it was very windy on Crete when I visited Falasarna, making the beach less enjoyable than it would otherwise be. For that reason alone, I stayed only one night and decided to explore the ruins at Ancient Falasarna and then travel around the interior of the island while waiting for the wind to die down. In retrospect that turned out to be a good thing because it gave me more time in Paleochora, but I stil wish I could have spent more time on Falasarna's wonderful beaches.

Address: Prefecture of Chania
Directions: Follow west the New National road until the end, drive in Platanos direction and you will see a sign on the right.

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  • Updated Jun 18, 2005
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