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Falassarna, West Crete


Falassarna is a nature reserve with dunes on the west coast of Crete. It extends over a length of about 2 km. Falassarna is a Paradise for surfing. There are two watersports-stations www.surfingcrete.webs.com and www.surfisland.gr offering Stand Up Boards (SUP), Surfing and Kite Surfing. The area consists of several sandy beaches and a few small apartment houses. There are two beach clubs with good music, where fast food is offered and 5 very good restaurants. The beach clubs also offer sun loungers and parasols (price for booth 2 chairs and an umbrella = 5 €,) There are no shops. On the big beach there are 2 watersports stations.To the next big town Kissamsos with hospital 14.4 km about 25 minutes’ drive. You will find several ATMs, shops, hairdressers and several banks and pharmacies. Highlight in Falassarna are the excavations of the ancient port city Polirinia from the 6th century BC. The excavations are at the end of the bay, where it is rocky. My favorite place there is the carved stone throne. What for a function it had is still unclear. The throne is located south of the excavations and anyone can sit down in, what I naturally enjoyed!

The highlight-event of Falassarna is every year on 15.of August the big beach party. Otherwise Falassarna is a very quiet place. Distances: To the Airport of Chania 50 minutes drive ( 56 km) to the capital city Heraklion 174 km , 2 ˝ hours drive.

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