History of the area Falasarna

The nymph Falasarna gave its name to one of the most important ancient cities of Crete.

The ancient city has been discovered recently. Parts of the city, the acropolis, the houses and the tombs have come to surface. The stone throne that has come to surface is likely to have been dedicated to the God of Seas, Poseidon.

The ancient city was surrounded by walls and connected to the sea by a canal. Today, farmland is in the place of the harbor and canal, since the beach has risen almost 5 meters! (In western Crete, this phenomenon comes from tectonic seismic events).

Falasarna today is an area of rural and tourist development.

Falasarna is ideal for guests who seek privacy and do not want worldly destinations. Along the bay, there are some restaurants where you can find fresh fish.

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