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OverviewGetting to Falassarna

Falassarna is a small resort on the western tip of the isand of Crete.
It is amongst the most famous Cretan destinations, due to numerous awards for being one of the top ten beaches in Europe.
Its 3 kilometres long beach with fine pinkish sand and crystal clear cold waters is a pole of attraction every summer.
Falassarna is part of the Natura 2000 network, due to its variety of flora and fauna.

 An ideal destination for those who seek to relax all day beachside in a motionless state or for romantic couples as the place undoubtedly offers one of the best sunsets in West Crete.
Although most visitors come daily to Falassarna for a swim, the place has to offer several small hotels and apartments as well as villas.
There are also many restaurants and few beach bars which offer ample shade during the hot hours of the day and occasionally organise beach parties.
The nightlife options that Falassarna offers though, are very limited.
While in Falassarna it is advisable to visit the site of  Ancient Falassarna, a city which flourished particularly during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.
The great event in Falassarna though is the beach party organised by the youths of the neighbouring village of Platanos the first or second Saturday of August each year when the beach becomes an overcrowded dance floor!

From Chania

Falassarna is 59km west of Chania town.
If you choose to get there by car, take the new National road from Chania to Kissamos.
After passing through the town of Kastelli, continue to Platanos and follow the signs to Falassarna.
When reaching the hill above Falassarna, you will see the stunning long beach!
It is a 3km drive downhill, along a fairly narrow, winding road, so be careful especially during the busy high season!

From Chania to Falassarna by bus

There are several daily buses to Falassarna from Chania via Platanos

 From Kastelli- Kissamos to Falassarna by bus

There are daily buses from the town of Kastelli via Platanos

From Rethymno and Heraklion to Falassarna

Falassarna is 120km from Rethymno and 195km from Heraklion.

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Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. With an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline, Crete boasts about 400 beaches most of which have earned a Blue Flag. The innumerable beaches combined with impressive mountains, steep gorges and fertile plains make Crete the island with the most diverse landscape in Greece.

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Since the island's touristic development, which dates back in the 60's, Crete nowadays demonstrates from luxurious resorts to really cheap accommodation. The visitor will find countless hotels, apartments, studios and villas to ensure a memorable holiday. Moreover, the abundance of fresh products and the renowned for its life-prolonging qualities Cretan cuisine served at the island's restaurants, make Crete a holiday destination which has it all!