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Road Trip: ancient village Polirinia & ancient Falasarna with its beaches
This bay is the biggest of the Falasarna beaches, it's name .... "Big Beach"!
Best Beaches Chania area

Falasarna – endless sandy beaches on the western end of Crete

The area of Falasarna offers one of the best swimming beaches on the island

The endless sandy beaches of Falasarna are within 1 hour’s drive west of Chania. Fine sand, wide beaches, crystal clear sea water with a sandy bottom, are waiting for the visitors.

The beaches are surrounded by 220 m high hills that are often used in summer as the perfect paragliding slopes. In the sand dunes the beach lily Pancratium maritimum grows and blooms from August to October.

  • The often windy area is also quite popular to surfers.
  • There are canteens or taverns at all beaches.


Useful information

  • Falasarna beaches are also to reach by public bus from Chania or Kissamos, please be advised by the Public Buses Chania website  (the line is offered from May to October)
  • With strong west or north wind we do not recommend a visit to the beaches of Falasarna; the fine sand is lifted by the wind and lands like needles on the body; also causes fairly high and withdrawing waves.
  • The sea can be quite deep at Falasarna, children should not swim without an adult present and watching them. For families with small children I recommend the last bay at the north, where (directly next to the large sandy beach) rocks form a large natural swimming pool save for your children.


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