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THE FALASARNA2018-12-10T23:01:05+00:00

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Falasarna beach- magic beach

Today, Falasarna beach is a quiet place, relatively untouched by any sort of development. Touristic development is temperate and the inhabitants main line of work is agricultural.

Falasarna’s plain is one of the most fertile in Crete, supplies the rest of Greece – and not only – with products, the most famous of which are tomatoes and virgin olive oil. Beyond these, you will also find vineyards –where the infamous “tsikoudia” and red wine are produced – as well as semi-wild extents with herbs and aromatic plants.

The basic feature that attracts visitors from all over the globe, are Falasarna’s unique beaches. Some of them are small, the main and most renowned being “Paxia Ammos”, i.e. the large beach that supersedes one kilometer in length. On of a kind with its crystal waters, blue and green colors and golden sand. There, you will find a lifeguard, canteens and W.C.

falasarna sunset
falasarna sunset
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Ancient Falasarna was located at the western end of Gramvousa’s cape, on the western shores of Crete. During ancient times, its name was “Karykos” and encompassed the rocky head where the acropolis was situated, with the amazing view at the western seas of Crete.

Falasarna, was one of Crete’s most significant ports that bloomed during the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. The origin of its name is attributed to a nymph, a local heroine, named Falasarna. 

The first historian mentioning Falasarna is Skyllax the Karmandeus (mid. 3rd cent. B.C.) and he does so in as follows: “a day’s journey from Lakedaimona, there is the end of Crete, on which the first city is built towards the side where the sun declines and is named Falasarna. It has a closed port”.

Nowadays, the port along with its facilities, are on the land, after the shore’s elevation (6-9 m.), probably due to the strong earthquake in 365 A.C.

falasarna sunset
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Φαλάσαρνα
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Φαλάσαρνα
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παραλία Φαλασάρνων
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