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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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 Nautilus Bay Hotel
Nautilus Bay Hotel, Kissamos
With an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, the contemporary Nautilus Bay Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Kissamos on the sandy beach of Plaka. more...
 Leonidas
Leonidas, Kissamos
Located in Drapanias Village of Kissamos, the family-run Leonidas is set amid lush gardens, just 13 feet away from the beach. 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Maria Beach Hotel
Maria Beach Hotel, Kissamos
Located on a sandy organized beach, Maria Beach Hotel is 1969 feet from the center of Kissamos Town. more...
 Kissamia Rooms
Kissamia Rooms, Kissamos
Conveniently located only 984 feet from Kissamos center, 25 minutes from Chania Town and 66 feet from Telonio beach, Kissamia Rooms features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the more...
 Gramvoussa Bay
Gramvoussa Bay, Kissamos
Just 33 feet from the sandy beach Pahia Ammos beach, this property features sea-view, self-catered accommodations with free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony or patio overlooking Kissamos Bay and the 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...
 Lithos House and Studios
Lithos House and Studios, Kissamos
Set 1.7 mi from Kissamos / Kasteli Port and offering a terrace, the traditional, stone-built Lithos House and Studios offers modernly decorated accommodations in Kissamos. 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...
 Molos Bay Hotel
Molos Bay Hotel, Kissamos
Molos Bay Hotel is just a few steps from the beach of Mavros Molos. Its rooms and restaurant offer astonishing views to the sea. It features a freeform pool with free sun loungers and umbrellas. more...




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