TOWNS IN CRETE
Chania - Rethymnon - Héraklion - Agios Nikolaos
Among the towns of Crete, Chania, its old town and its old Venetian port have remained almost intact, ...
Its Venetian and Ottoman architectural past, its beach, its alleys, its taverns, the music ...
Capital of Crete, Venetian vestiges, fortifications, loggia, fountains, baths, arsenals, but also Ottoman ...
Agios Nikolaos, in the splendid bay of Mirabello, a cosmopolitan town in eastern Crete, compared to Saint-Tropez...
(…) (Towns of Crete). (...) On the very west side of Crete, after leaving the small town of Kissamos, you come to the village of Platanos. Heading south, you'll come to a crossroads with a sign for Falassarna. If you follow it, after five hundred metres you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the beach of Falassarna, where the ancient town of Crete was built, today filled with olive groves and greenhouses.
If you're planning a swim, there's a small pebble beach just in front of the old town, and a second, quieter beach a little further north, behind the rock of the acropolis. A third beach, stretching for three kilometres, called Pachia Ammos, is one of the most beautiful in Western Crete. Its very fine sand, which is pink in places, its turquoise waters and above all its sunsets have made it famous and much sought-after in recent years. Many people come to Crete to see and experience the famous sunset of
have made it famous and much sought-after in recent years. Many people come to Crete to see and experience this famous sunset (see our page on Falassarna)
To the south of the archaeological site of Falassarna, are a number of guesthouses, restaurants and small hotels. They are fairly close to the beach, but do not invade it.