Set on the Bay of Livardi, on the west coast of Crete, Falassarna beach is regarded as one of Crete’s finest. The blue green waters are crystal clear and the wide sandy beach is 4km long. Only the middle section of the beach is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and a few tavernas, making it very possible for you to find your own quit area even during high season. The northerly end of the beach has coves in the rocks and is the site of 6th Century B.C Ancient Falsassarna.
Falassarna used to be the port of Ancient Polyrinia. The peak of the city had its own coin. Its port was closed and surrounded by walls and it was connected to the sea with a canal. The secure position of the port, the impregnable fort and rich valley of the area indicated that Falassarna was a great naval and commercial center.