Free Download Falassarna Guide
Spilios Taverna belongs to a local
Association of volunteers and enthusiasts active in the promotion of this enchanting area of Chania Prefecture.
With the hope of animating your desire to come and experience the beauty, laid-back atmosphere and hospitality of this region, the Association has published a guide, available online, with relevant tourist information about Falassarna and its neighbouring villages.
About Falassarna (Phalasarna)
Falassarna is located 16 Km west of Kissamos and 60 km from Chania, on the North coast of Crete.
Its three-Kilometer-long sandy beach is considered one of the best beaches in Crete, famous for its crystal clear waters, stunning sunsets and it's rated among the ten most beautiful beaches in Europe.
Visitors approaching Falassarna will be met by a wide natural bay framed by the Western coast of Cape Gramvousa mountainous relief (Cape Koutri), by coastal green houses where farming is practiced throughout the year and the discreet presence of holiday accommodation facilities scattered along the way to the sea.
During ideal weather conditions you will also have the chance to glance at windsurfers, paragliders or small groups of trekkers for whom the natural surroundings have much to offer in all seasons.
Falassarna is a Natura 2000 protected area for the diversity of the endemic flora and fauna found in its waters, along its coastine and mountainous reliefs.
The most popular summer event is the renowed Falassarna Beach Party which is held the first Saturday of August and attracts an increasing number of visitors every year.
Falassarna was founded by the Dorians in the 7th century B.C. and grew as a powerful maritime city-state within the Mediterrenean, controlling the seaways from Northern Africa to Italy.
Historical and natural events shaped the destiny of the city. The date of 365 A.D. determines the final decline of Falassarna when one of the strongest earthwakes recorded in history raised the sea level up to 6.5 m from the coastline and flattened the fortified city harbour and surrounding city areas.
Archaeological escavations begun in 1966: part of the finds are displayed in the Museum of Chania and Kisamos and major uncovered areas of the ancient city are open on site to visitors.
The picturesque city of Chania (or Hania) is known as "the perle of Greece".
Symbol of the city is the Lighthouse, guardian of the Old Town built around the Venetian port where Venetian buildings and Turkish elements compose a unique architectural style.
Historical mansions and buildings host nowadays museums, boutique hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries.
Chania is a live and hospitable city with plenty to choose from for anyone wanting to experience the city during day and nighttime.