Falassarna beach – one of the best beaches in Western Crete, Greece

One of the three most visited beaches of western Crete, the other two being Elafonissi (Elafonissos) and Balos lagoon, Falassarna is a sight to behold. You could argue that Platanias beach is more visited, but that is because it is right in front of hotels there…I assume.

Anyway, what is not to love about a little road trip to Falassarna since you will also have some gorgeous sea views on the way to your dip in the cooling sea water? Nothing!

How to get to Falassarna beach: 

Assuming that most of our readers will be coming from the east of Crete, we have picked a route from Chania to Falassarna. A very scenic drive after passing Kissamos/Kastelli.

What to expect:

Falassarna is not the same as it was 25 years ago, when there was no shop to buy refreshments and no place to rent sunbeds and umbrellas. This spoils the beautiful beach a bit, but you can still drive down right to the beach and lay down your towel in between the few amenities offered. We recommend going early in the morning to avoid the crowds and if you are lucky you are the only person there.

Here are some pictures of this beach and its surroundings:

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Falassarna beach

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The latest weather forecast for Falassarna. If the forecast doesn’t show, the weather station is offline at the moment:

Partly Cloudy
Today
08/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 32° / Low 24°
Clear
Tomorrow
08/21 0%
Clear
High 34° / Low 23°
Clear
Tuesday
08/22 20%
Clear
High 32° / Low 22°
Clear
Wednesday
08/23 10%
Clear
High 31° / Low 21°
Clear
Thursday
08/24 0%
Clear
High 31° / Low 22°
Partly Cloudy
Friday
08/25 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 30° / Low 22°
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
08/26 0%
Partly Cloudy
High 30° / Low 22°