Falassarna Beach
Falassarna Beach
4.5
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This public beach on the Western coast of Crete is known for its powdery white and pink sand, stunning sunset views, and tranquil atmosphere. Just a short drive from Kissamos, Falassarna Beach is also a protected nature reserve that’s home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Stroll along rolling sand dunes, go jet skiing and surfing amid crystal clear waters, or check out the string of seafood tavernas lining the coast. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rental on a first come first serve basis, so come early to secure the best spots right by the sea. – Tripadvisor
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  • John S
    Ottawa, Canada248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cozy, relaxing…well serviced
    Approx 55 minutes west of Chania. Very easy to get to. This is high season so the front row beach beds with full roof cover was 40 EU and decreases to 25EU. The staff were warm, friendly, and helpful. The water was good to get into and sand abounds on the land and sea.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Flapvoet
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    Went to the small beach (twice). Nice & Quiet, sunbeds and parasols available, nice little taverna. Clean water. Big waves. Loved it. Maybe not so suitable for really small children while the water gets deep quickly. Lifeguard takes his job seriously.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 30, 2023
  • MillertimeUA
    Alpharetta, Georgia19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible beach
    Definitely one of the must see beaches in Crete, near Chania. Another great drive to get to this one and well worth it once you arrive. Nice, sandy beach with plenty of lounges and area for tanning plus the perfect western view for the sunset. If you're going to Crete for beaches, you won't want to miss this one. Plenty of parking too!!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • minesh1303
    Andalucia, Spain10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beach with streaks of pink.
    Went with family of 6 adults including children in mid twenties. We hired a cabana for €50. You will need shade so either that or rent sunbeds for I think €25. Sand beach with streaks of pink sand which you can clearly make out in the shallow water which is crystal clear and warm. Not far off the beaten track and easy to get to if you have a hire car. Beachside food is very affordable and pretty good quality. If you are staying in Chania then worth the 45 minutes or so journey.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Leegeeuta
    Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing beach, definitely worth visiting
    Amazing sandy beach with cristal clear water. We had days with some nice waves, great for lots of fun in the water. Can be quite windy sometimes, worth checking the wind conditions before going there. Great facilities and staff at Paraiso Beach (where I've stayed for several days). 20, 30 or 60 EUR for sun beds, good food and drinks.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Sam C
    Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous, relaxed beaches
    We really enjoyed the choice of beaches along the coast at Falasarna. Stunning clear water, and rocks if you want to snorkel, fine sand, coarse sand (at the northern end). Something for everyone. Lots of families, a quiet and respectful vibe, which we really appreciated, and reasonable prices for sunbeds for the day (Euros 15 for two). Just fabulous. Thoroughly recommend this part of Crete if you want to wind the clock back 30 years and enjoy Greece as it used to be.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Zuzana K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful crystal clear water
    Beautiful huge beach, crystal clear amazing water, enough place for everyone, great for both swimming and chilling, adult person can touch the ground in the water far away but at the same time swim freely. Umbrelas to rent for 30€/ day. Otherwise the sand is heating, no shade. Outside shower for everyone. Place easy to reach. For me and my partner much more beautiful than Elafonisi beach. :)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Tomas Zeri
    Tirana, Albania28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    This was probably the best beach in all of Crete. We visited it in a really windy day. Therefore, the sea was a little wavy. But we never expected it to be both wavy and clear. It was the clearest water i have ever seen, and you could see around 20 meters away with goggles underwater. I really suggest it for every family which visites Crete
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • CoolMontrealFamily
    Montreal, Canada77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prefect beach day
    I was very worried about going to Falassarna beach bc of some of the reviews, we were driving an hour from Chania, but it turned out to be great and well worth it. We really enjoyed our day there. The drive was easy. We went to the main Big beach which was really nice. Parking was easy just a 2-3 min walk to get there. It was crowded, but not as crowded as I expected. There were plenty of beds and umbrellas, when we arrived around noon. The first section was full, but if you keep walking down beach to the right, there are many other options. You need to bring your own towels. We splurged for a cabana on 1st row which was 50€. There is food service brought to your lounge chairs. The water is absolutely stunning, it’s crystal clear and transparent. The sand is beautiful and soft and you could walk along the beach about a Km. It was a bit windy the day we went, but really not very bad. Overall it was really great beach day and well worth the visit. Don’t hesitate.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • design/internet
    London, United Kingdom374 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special & Spectacular
    Sometimes you wonder if a car journey in the stifling heat is worth the effort. No doubt it, Falasarna Beach is spectacular. West wind was up but definitely adds to the drama of this well looked after area. Pleasant drive in, loads of free parking, €20 for a sun bed, you’ll need one to escape the July heat. Great amenities and good restaurant. It’s a spectacular place to visit. Definitely put this on your holiday to do list. I’ll becoming back!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 27, 2023
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brynulf
Jessheim, Norway1,940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Amazing! Simply amazing! Offseason visit we enjoyed the beach! Water was ofcourse cold but we still jumped in to enjoy the waves.

Looks like nice beach clubs etc. water is blue as the sky!
Written March 31, 2024
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MillertimeUA
Alpharetta, GA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Spectacular beach with beautiful, clean water. Great big area with plenty of lounges for everyone. If you like sunsets. this is the place to be on Crete. We stayed in Chania and drove to the Falassarna Beach. Easy drive, good roads and they have refreshments and a restaurant right at the beach. A must see beach when you're on the island of Crete - definitely a top 10 beach in all of Greece.
Written January 20, 2024
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Maria Asa C
Stockholm, Sweden11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was rated one of the worlds most beatiful beaches, -I agree! The water color looked surreal, like a nintendo game!
Written November 27, 2023
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Hyb
Surrey, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Super beach with warm clear water. Easy access into the water and great beach beds and beach restaurants to enjoy. Spent a week in the area and loved the beach you can walk to the nearby ancient ruins and the vibe is very relaxed. Not fancy but all great.
Written November 1, 2023
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paddycakes
County Meath, Ireland84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Amazing beech with top class cocktails.
People complain about price of sunbeds & drinks. But good valve for money considering the location. Crystal clear waters you could spend the day here.
Written October 22, 2023
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themrs
Warwick, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Great beach in Chania. Fab for snorkelling if the wind is right, sun beds are at a bargain price. Food & drink available too. Much better than other close beaches.
Written October 20, 2023
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Dim DeL
Spaichingen, Germany289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Beautiful beach!
Very clear water and nice sandy beach!
It has many beach bars as well, so if you want a sunbed, you will find one, even during the high season.

Worth the driving!
Written October 15, 2023
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GRIMS
Island of Malta, Malta982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The beach was amazing, there are some concessions where you can get food, sunbeds etc but most of the beach is free. Wide expanses of clean sand. The road leading to the beach was good, and scenic. We parked (free) at the the edge of the beach, there was ample space, and we just walked to a pot of the beach, laid down our towels and had a dip. Later we had an ice-cream at a restaurant on the beach. Amazing day
Written October 6, 2023
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18251825
London, UK170 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Charging 50EURO for a sunbed is totally unacceptable. Albeit a nice beach, ripping off tourists is not doing you any favours. Avoid! There are plenty more nicer beaches to visit in Chania Crete.
Written October 4, 2023
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Luke C
cleveland, ohio82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Best sand on the island. A little crowded since we went on the weekend. Paid 15 euros for two chairs and umbrella. more traditional Caribbean feel tan Mediterranean if you know what i mean.
Written September 23, 2023
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