The sandy and large beach of Falassarna is one of the few beaches in Crete facing West and you can see perfect sunsets from here. Falassarna actually consists of 5 beaches located at the western base of Gramvousa peninsula. However the 2 central ones are the most populated. Due to the size of the beach (3km in total), it is never too crowded and there is something for everyone here. In the past, it has been voted in the top 10 beaches in Europe.
The most famous part of the beach is Pachia Ammos (Course Sand) which has a length of 1km and here you will find several snack bars, cafes and sunbeds with umbrellas. There are also places to hire surf boards and other water sports equipment. The beach also has its own volley ball courts if you felt energetic to play a game!
If you would prefer a more secluded feel, you can visit the beaches located away from the main beach which are 800m in length. Here the beaches have more sand dunes and rocks to hide away from the westerly winds or for those seeking isolation from the summer crowds.
A bit further on, you reach the picturesque church of Agia Paraskevi with a beautiful beach 400m in length. A natural, shallow bay is located here, perfect for families with small children.
The north end of the beach lies next to the ancient city of Falassarna with the ancient throne of Poseidon and the entrance to a part of the European hiking trail E4 towards Balos/Gramvousa.
Due to its westerly position, Falassarna can by quite windy and the waters are often wavy. This is great for those looking for some fun activities such as surfing or windsurfing. If you don’t have a car, the beaches can be accessed from the city of Chania or Kissamos via a bus service.