Falasarna is probably the most beautiful beach in Crete, with crystal clear waters. Half a kilometer from the beach, you can visit the ancient town of Falasarna. This is the ancient harbour town of Polirhinia and was built during the Historical period.

The town was named after the nymph Falasarna. The peak of the city of Falasarna was during the Hellenistic period and at the time the city had its own coin, which on the one side depicted the head of a woman with earrings and on the other the letters FA.

Still standing, you can see the ruins of the Walls of the Acropolis. Many foundations of houses, ancient graves and a stone throne still exist. The throne was probably consecrated to the god of the sea Poseidon, because Falasarna has been a naval town. Its ancient harbour is still being excavated.

How to get there

You can get there by suburban bus service (KTEL) from Chania or Platanias, or by car taking the road to Kastelli.