12 - 17 June, 2016, Chania, Crete, Greece


The exotic beach of Falasarna is located 59km west of Chania. It’s located in the western part of Cape Gramvousa. At the northern end of the beach are the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Falasarna.


Falasarna bay is one of the most famous beaches in Greece, which has been awarded as the best beach of Crete and one of the 10 best beaches in Europe in the past. Falasarna spans a huge area and consists actually of five consecutive beaches.

The main beach of Falasarna is called Pachia Ammos (i..e Coarse Sand). It is an exotic beach with a length of 1km and a width of 150m. This beach hosts the most visitors of the area, but because of its length it never seems crowded. The sand in Falasarna is white, making the water color tropical.

The area around Falasarna is magnificent and is part of the Natura 2000 network, both due to its variety of flora and fauna and as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Another characteristic of Falasarna area are the 120 hectares of greenhouse structures, which the visitor can see at the top of the hill above the beach.