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

Clear
Wednesday
06/28 0%
Clear
High 37° / Low 26°
Clear
Tomorrow
06/29 0%
Clear
High 37° / Low 27°
Clear
Friday
06/30 0%
Clear
High 41° / Low 28°
Clear
Saturday
07/01 0%
Clear
High 38° / Low 28°
Clear
Sunday
07/02 0%
Clear
High 41° / Low 24°
Clear
Monday
07/03 0%
Clear
High 32° / Low 22°
Clear
Tuesday
07/04 0%
Clear
High 31° / Low 23°