Falassarna the water-sports-paradise.
Falassarna is a nature reserve with dunes on the west coast of Crete. Located 54 km westwards from Chania Town and 14 km from the town Kissamos. It extends over a length of about 2 km. Falassarna is a Paradise for surfing and paragliding. There are two watersports-stations www.surfingcrete.webs.com and www.surfisland.gr
offering Stand Up Boards (SUP), Surfing and Kite Surfing. The area consists of several sandy beaches and a few small apartment houses. There are two beach clubs with good music, where fast food is offered and 5 restaurants. The beach clubs also offer sun loungers and parasols (price for booth 2 chairs and an umbrella = 8 €,) There is a small supermarket. On the big beach there are 2 watersports stations.To the next big town Kissamsos with hospital 14.4 km about 25 minutes’ drive. You will find several ATMs, shops, hairdressers and several banks and pharmacies. Highlight in Falassarna are the excavations of the ancient port city Polirinia from the 6th century BC. The excavations are at the end of the bay, where it is rocky. My favorite place there is the carved stone throne. What for a function it had is still unclear. The throne is located south of the excavations and anyone can sit down in, what I naturally enjoyed!The Ancient Falassarna:
The Ancient Falassarna was a city-state with its own laws and its own coins. The State riched its prime in 4 th to 3 rd BC, destroid 365 A.D. after an earthquake and tsunami. It was the main harbour of the city Polyrinia located on hill in the Inland of Kissamos. Phalasarna was a maritime power with fortification walls and towers. The excavations show how well developped culture falassarna was. A variety of Jewelry, ceramic vessels, coins, and sculptures, have been uncovered. The visitor can admire the acropolis with its merchant´s house, a winery, a warehouse, baths, m pithos burials, cist graves and a throne. Many of these are on display in the museums of Kastelli-Kissamos and in Chania.
The highlight-event of Falassarna is every year on 15.of August
the big beach party. Otherwise Falassarna is a very quiet place. Distances: To the Airport of Chania 50 minutes drive ( 56 km) to the capital city Heraklion 174 km , 2 ½ hours drive.Great things come in small packages:
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