Falassarna beach in Crete: where Lifeguards use ATVs

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To speak of Falassarna beach is to speak of one of the best beaches in western Crete. In this area of Crete the beaches are particularly beautiful and this beach stands out along with the Balos Lagoon and the Elafonissi beach.

What do I mean by West Crete? To make my point about what West means…take the map, visualize Chania, draw an imaginary line to Sfakia which is southeast of Chania. There, Falassarna beach is part of this territory, it is right on the west coast of Crete. .

The long Falassarna Beach

It is only a few minutes away from Kissamos, but alternatively you also have the option of staying directly in the settlements of Falasarna. I stayed at the Anastasia Apartments and had a very good time.

There are several B&B’s in the area and this one was just wonderful, every evening I enjoyed the sunset right from the balcony of my room, and every morning I stuffed myself with kilos of Greek yogurt and fresh fruit of all kinds.

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spiaggia di falassarna
Credits: west-crete.com (also cover photo)

In this beautiful part of Crete and Greece in general, thewater is clear and clean. Falassarna beach is perhaps a step behind the others, among other things it is greatly affected by currents.

Perhaps, if you can talk to someone local, ask them about the best time to visit based on winds and currents. You should not underestimate this aspect as well, because on this beach when the wind pulls, it’s pain and it becomes difficult to stay under the umbrella. In Crete the wind often pulls from the west and therefore the beach of Falassarna is the most affected, which can last for days, which is why I tell you to inform yourself through the local people.

The particularity of Falassarna beach is also that it is not only very long, but also very large. In fact, the lifeguards move by means of the quad bike (how I would have liked to have had fun with the quad bike on the sand, too). I am convinced that there is a queue for a job as a lifeguard on this beach. Other than a job, they are having the time of their lives riding around on quad bikes, and who can blame them.

Once you see the lagoon at Balos and the beach at Elafonissi it becomes difficult to compare them. However, I must say that this beach is particularly fascinating precisely because of its width. Meters and meters of beach with no umbrellas; just sand, sand and more sand.

Regarding the small bathing establishment, there is the possibility of renting umbrellas and sunbeds. If you need to take a break, there is also a lounge bar right on the beach, I recommend it for a rejuvenating break while looking at the sea on the horizon. Falassarna beach is also great for watching the sunset.


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