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Falassarna is located in the western part of Crete, about 17 km from Kissamos and 60 km from Chania in the neck of the Gramvoussa peninsula.

Continuing the road from Chania to Kastelli you will arrive in the village of Platanos. There you turn right to Falassarna (sign to Falassarna).

From the top of the hill you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. Following the road down to Falassarna you will see Roubini Apartments at your right hand.

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.


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