Chania Falassarna beach

General information

Falassarna is a beautiful, well-known beach in Crete. Its crystal turquoise and greenish waters and white and sand compose a picturesque landscape and create an overall magical experience. It is located at Gramvoussa,15 km from Kissamos, and its coastline is 3 km long. It is separated into 5 beaches, divided by rocks or dunes, with two out of the five gathering the largest crowds. Additionally, the many different parts of the coast have been given various names by the locals, such as Bourouni, Kalami and Agia Paraskevi.

The first beach, consisting of the parts Bourouni, Avoratias, and Gulisma, is called Pahia Ammos. Pahia Ammos is the most popular and largest of the beaches, as it is very wide, 1 km long, and fully organized. There, you can find restaurants, cafe-bars, umbrellas, watersports facilities, and even a beach volleyball court. Despite the large number of tourists it gathers, its large size makes it seem as if it’s never crowded. South of Pahia Ammos, you will find another small sandy beach with a rocky seabed. This beach is an ideal option for those who love exploring the water and snorkeling!

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More about Falassarna Beach

The second-largest beach on the coastline is called Northern Pahia Ammos, and it’s 800m long. It is split into smaller strands, divided by rocks and dunes. It’s a quieter and more tranquil choice, situated near the chapel of Agia Paraskevi.

At the northernmost edge of the coastline, close to the Ancient Falassarna archaeological site, lies a hidden inlet. This charming little beach is pebbled and has a rocky seabed, and it’s a spot where you can enjoy true peace and privacy.

Finally, if you move further south, you will discover the last beach on the coastline, next to a small harbor. It’s a truly unique, tiny pebbly beach that is under protection by Natura 2000 because of the rare flora and fauna it hosts. Northwest winds blow very often in that area, making the water ideal for windsurfing enthusiasts. A majestic thing about this beach is the endless view of the horizon it provides. In fact, the sunset view from there is considered to be the best in Crete! Fun fact: every first Saturday of August since 1995, amazing beach parties with different DJs are hosted there, where you can drink, dance, and meet new people!

An interesting sight you can admire when you visit Falassarna is the ancient Hellenistic harbor ruins in the north. If you go by car, you can drive the asphalted road, and then it’s a 5-minute drive on the dirt track. Alternatively, you can walk there, which will take you around 20 minutes.


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