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Falasarna

Falasarna is the westernmost village in Crete, located approximately 20km from Kissamos in the neck of the Gramvoussa peninsula. The name Falasarna is pre-hellenic and is derived from the nymph "Falasarni". Falassarna used to be the port of ancient Polyrinia. The peak of the city of Falasarna was during the Hellenistic period and at the time the city had its own coin. Its port was closed and surrounded by walls and it was connected to the sea with a canal. The port and the canal today are cultivated land due to the fall of the sea-level, the ancient remainings are located 300-400 meters from the sea. The secure position of the port, the impregnable fort and the rich valley of the area indicate that Falassarna was a great naval and commercial center. The remainings saved today are part of the supporting walls of the city as well as part of its Cyclopean walls, defensive towers, foundations of houses and remainings of the temple dedicated to Artemida or Appolonas.

Present days Falasarna is a quiet resort, with many small hotels, apartments and taverns, close to the wonderful sandy beach. There are also many spots for free camping. Here the visitor can admire the magnificence of the archaic landscape and the blue sky. One of the most beautiful stretched sandy beaches in Crete, "Pahia Ammos" (thick sand), is located south of Falasarna



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 Balos Beach
Balos Beach, Kissamos
Balos Beach offers modern, self-catering accommodations in a beautifully rugged, unspoiled corner of Western Crete, overlooking Kissamos Bay, around an hour’s drive from the magnificent town of more...
 Villa Archontariki
Villa Archontariki, Kissamos
Located in scenic Kalyviani Village, 2625 feet from the beach, Archontariki is a traditional, self-catered villa with a private swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Nautilus Bay Hotel
Nautilus Bay Hotel, Kissamos
With an outdoor pool and a terrace, the contemporary Nautilus Bay Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Kissamos on the sandy beach of Plaka. more...
 Alexandros Villa
Alexandros Villa, Kissamos
Located in Nopigia of Kíssamos, the split-level Alexandros Villa features a private, outdoor pool surrounded by a sun terrace and a well-tended garden. more...
 Azure Beach Villas
Azure Beach Villas, Kissamos
Just a few feet from Nopigia Beach, the Azure Beach is a complex of small villas with 8 shared pools that is surrounded by landscaped grounds. more...
 Christina Beach Hotel
Christina Beach Hotel, Kissamos
Christina Beach Hotel features spacious accommodations with sea views, located at the seafront of Kissamos Town. Guests are offered free WiFi in all areas, a swimming pool and a pool bar. more...
 Crisanthi House Kisamos
Crisanthi House Kisamos, Kissamos
Located in Kissamos, within 2.4 miles of Kissamos / Kasteli Port, Crisanthi House Kisamos offers sea views. This apartment provides barbecue facilities, a garden, as well as a terrace. more...
 EvaEle Luxury Apartments
EvaEle Luxury Apartments, Kissamos
Located in Kissamos, EvaEle Luxury Apartments features accommodations 2.2 miles from Kissamos / Kasteli Port. Free WiFi is featured. more...
 Aphrodite Beach
Aphrodite Beach, Kissamos
Aphrodite Beach Hotel is located on the sandy beach of Mavros Molos in Kissamos. It features a swimming pool, umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach and offers free WiFi throughout. more...
 Crystal Bay Hotel
Crystal Bay Hotel, Kissamos
Just a 3-minute walk from the beach in Kissamos, the modern Crystal Bay Hotel features a swimming pool and poolside snack bar. It offers stylish studios with free Wi-Fi and balcony. more...
 Sea Daffodil
Sea Daffodil, Kissamos
Located in Kissamos, near Kissamos Stadium, Sea Daffodil features free WiFi. Plaka Beach is 492 feet from the apartment.The apartment Sea Daffodil is only 98 feet from the seashore. more...
 Mirtilos Studios & Apartments
Mirtilos Studios & Apartments, Kissamos
In the center of Kastelli and 492 feet from the beach of Telonio, Mirtilos offers studios and apartments with kitchenette facilities and free WiFi access. more...
 Niovi Seaside Suites
Niovi Seaside Suites, Kissamos
Located in Dhrapaniás, Niovi Seaside Suites features a garden, outdoor pool, and barbecue. Chania Town is 17 mi from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Kastelli View
Kastelli View, Kissamos
Located in Kissamos with Kissamos Stadium nearby, Kastelli View has accommodations with free WiFi. Each of the air-conditioned units have a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and dining area. more...
 Viglia Beach Apartments
Viglia Beach Apartments, Kissamos
Viglia Beach Apartments offers spacious guestrooms with balconies, set in an extensive garden and quietly located in Gramvoussa, 164 feet from the beach. The famous Balos Beach is at 8.1 mi. more...




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