Falassarna Beach

Beach name: Falassarna Beach
Location: Chania Crete
Our rating: 5/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Falassarna beach photo
Falassarna Beach
Crete
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 5/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cantina at the beach
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.) in areas
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity

  • Some beach areas might be suitable for nude swimming
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site in certain areas
    Sandy sea floor
  • Notes:
    I visited Falassarna in the early 80s and I was enchanted by the beauty of the beach and the sea water. Based on that visit, I always remember Fallassarna as the best beach in the world. When I visited, no one really knew it existed, and miles of sand were inhabited by a handful of sunbathers who drove their bikes the long, dirt mountain trail, and then walked down a cliff to reach it.
    I revisited the beach in 2009 to find that it was still as beautiful as I remembered, but now an asphalt road had replaced the dirt path, and many parts of the beach were organized with parasols. The beach is so large, it can handle crowds with ease so you never feel too crowded.

    It is still one of the best beaches of Greece, but I am happy I got to know Fallassarna as a hermetic, giant beach, with the best waters and sand I have ever seen.
RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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