Falassarna was built during the
historical period. The name is pre-Hellenic and is derived from
the nymph "Falasarni". It was the ancient coastal naval town
harbor of Polyrinia and the city had it's own currency coin. On the
one side depicted the head of a woman with earrings and on the other
the letters FA, between a trident. There are still supporting walls,
parts of walls of the Acropolis, many foundations of houses, ancient
graves and a stone throne, which probably was consecrated to the God
of sea (Poseidon). It has been discovered lately and its ancient
harbor is still being excavated. The port was closed and surrounded by walls and it was
connected to the sea with a canal.
Falassarna is probably one of the most
beautiful beaches of Crete, with crystal clear water and still
not many tourists. One of the most beautiful stretched sandy beaches
in Crete, "Pahia Amos" (thick sand), is located in the south.
There are some taverns close to the beach and the apartments.