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Falassarna Beach

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Address: Falassarna, Crete 73400, Greece
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Beach with soul

We were there at the end of April. I thought that we will be almost lonely at the beach and that there will be nothing to do, but there were plenty of tourists, enjoying the beach... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there at the end of April. I thought that we will be almost lonely at the beach and that there will be nothing to do, but there were plenty of tourists, enjoying the beach and its sand with the sculptures. Also the water is so shallow, that the temperature was for swimming… So we swam we did visit... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up in Falassarna Big Beach (there are also Falassarna Small and other small beaches around). Although it was just another day at the beach while on Crete, the trip was nice and the sand was fine. Also, because of the waves, the sand was higher on the water front. On the main beach there is one snack bar... More 

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Finale Emilia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been in this beautiful place last summer, it's a very well equipped area and has a very relaxing beach zone. It's not really indicated for family with small babies since it' usually quite windy and as a consequence it's not easy to take a funny bath, due to many waves. Anyway, it remains one of MUST to visit, in... More 

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Province of Terni, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The port of Falassarna was in 'Roman times the base of the Macedonian pirates who infested the western Mediterranean. In the year 67 A.D. Roman legions destroyed the naval base of pirates. The city of Falassarna was then completely destroyed by a terrible earthquake in about 653 A.D.   Today the walls of the port due to movement of the... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great quiet and peaceful beach on the west cost of Crete (one of few), with very good clean sand and sea water, good restaurant near by, and good beach bars. The sun beds are a little bit more expensive than the other beaches in Crete, but you pay a price for the amazing sunset view you get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very nice and big beach. It is nice if you want to go and relax. It has the best sunset I have ever seen

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Falassarna Beach is a long open ocean beach with lots of waves so good for surfing. It is split in to several sandy coves such and Big Beach. Enjoy the Tavern and beach bars near by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Kilometers long and wide sandy beach with crystal clear water. Very easy to be reached. Falassarna beach is located on the left side of Balos lagoon and both a separated from the mountain. The beach offers great views and comfort, as it is sooo spacious! For all people who love waves - go on a bit windy day and you... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We came to the beach by driving 1hr from Chania town. The road is very easy to drive and only very small portion of mountain road in the end. There are several free parking 20 meters from the beach, so we think by car is the best way to go there. We came here by the end of Oct and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited Falassarna on a windy day in July. The drive there through the mountains is quite magnificent, especially the final new kilometers down to the beach. My kids love waves so we brought our boogie boards and they spent the entire day riding the waves. HOWEVER, great waves requires great winds, which makes it near impossible to put up... More 

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