What could be better for a traveler in Crete than to live a little next to the ancient Greek polis? Falasarna is a story that has survived to the present day through millennia. It was once a strategically important city on the northwest coast of the island. Today, excavations of bastions and fortifications, buildings in the harbor area, the acropolis and temples are almost completed here. This is a real tourist attraction, thanks to which the agricultural area is gradually turning into an economically profitable region. Guests are greeted and accommodated for the night by numerous home hotels.
The place is also famous for its clean and environmentally friendly beach of Falasarna. It is marked with the Blue Flag and occupies an impressive territory. For convenience, it was divided into five sections. The most popular is the Central Beach Area. the shore is covered with fine pinkish sand, the entrance to the water is gentle, the depth increases gradually. The beach overlooks the ancient excavations, the ruins of the once mighty city. The most comfortable hotels are located on the tops and slopes of the hills. To the sea from them are paths, there is always an opportunity to get on bicycles or cars. This article presents the top 10 ways to stay in Falasarna.
One of the most stylish boutique hotels in Crete, Casa D’Irene Deluxe Hotel combines a luxurious, modern setting with the comfort and tranquility of a mountain holiday. The attentive attitude of the owners to details, elegant design, relaxing atmosphere, quiet environment make guests feel at home. It offers 5 classic/standard rooms with single/double beds; 7 superior standards, 2 family rooms with separate living room, spacious duplex maisonette with kitchen. In the courtyard there is a relaxation area with a communal pool, sun loungers and a snack bar. In the morning, a Swedish breakfast is served. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at Motakis Tavern. The nearest beach is 2.7 km away. Free public parking is available near the hotel.
“Great place to relax and relax after a long drive. All rooms are located on the ground floor, so they have a separate entrance. Next to it there are individual sunbeds according to the number of residents. Staff provides excellent service» Remko, Netherlands
The complex of villas is located closer to the sea, one and a half kilometers from the beach of Falasarna. It offers traditional Cretan stone houses with modern amenities. In one and two-storey villas there are 2-3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, recreation area, swimming pool, barbecue area, free parking. You can come here with pets. The owner does not charge for their accommodation. The owner’s name is Vagelis. Guests highly appreciate his hospitality and willingness to help in solving any problem.
“Strategically the right place in relation to the local beaches. From here it doesn’t matter which one to go to. You can go to Balos or Falasarna. The beds are comfortable, the body rests after an active day. The kitchen is well equipped, there are all the necessary utensils. Great host» Filomena, Italy
The complex of two stone villas,built in the traditional Cretan style, is located next to the road on the hillside. Houses with three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, swimming pool and separate entrance are rented entirely. Guests have the opportunity to fully immerse themself in the atmosphere of Cretan luxury. Authentic architecture is combined with modern amenities. In the creation of the interior used stones, natural wood, rustic textiles. On the terrace by the pool there are sun loungers, dining furniture under a canopy. There is also a car park in the hotel’s car park. A convenient descent leads to the sea, you can walk on foot or take a car to any beach you like.
“Clean place, quiet. Neighbors do not interfere, and they are not visible. The houses are separated by a stone fence. Inside it is very beautiful – stone walls, wooden furniture, colored carpets and bedspreads – all taken from the traditions of cretan housing. The pool is clean and beautiful. Holiday Villa» Debra, United Kingdom
A kilometre from the beach is the modern Petras Resort. It offers 9 rooms of different categories of comfort. These are deluxe, studios and duplex apartments with a private pool. Each apartment has a kitchenette, a balcony with outdoor furniture. The communal swimming pool is located in the courtyard, along its perimeter there are sun loungers with umbrellas. The nearest taverns and shops are just over a kilometer away. The hotel provides a food and beverage service.
“Nice modern apartment, everything is new, clean. For the family will be a good choice of corner duplex apartments with a private pool. The owner is welcoming, ready to fulfill any request. A high chair was provided for our child. I also noticed that even people in wheelchairs can climb to the upper floors. Everything is thought out and made with soul” Kannika, France
A little closer to civilization is the complex of villas “Sunset”. These are authentic Cretan houses in a modern design made of stone and natural wooden finishes. The beach is 250 meters from the buildings, so the owners did not consider the presence of swimming pools as a mandatory element of leisure. In their place there is a green lawn, on which sun loungers are installed. If desired, guests can just lie on the grass. Nearby there are taverns, 2 mini-markets, beach bars. The hosts accept guests with pets at no extra charge.
“I think that this is one of the best options for a holiday in Falasarna. The sea is nearby, restaurants and shops too. There is a games room, a place for fitness classes. The owners provide fishing equipment and help to organize it competently» Mikhail
Luxury luxury villas are located on a hill directly above the beach of Falasarna. Each of them has a thematic name and individual design. It has several bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. In the yard there is a swimming pool, free parking, patio with sea views. There is also a barbecue area. You can’t come with animals. The village centre is 3 km away. Taverns are within walking distance.
“Very beautiful place with beautiful views of the sea and the beach. The hosts are extremely welcoming. Convenient access by car, there is parking. It is good to stay here for those who prefer a beach holiday to everything else. Staff speaks German» Richard, Germany
One and a half kilometers from the beach of Falasarna are comfortable apartments “Roubini”. It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi throughout, café-bar, panoramic sea view from each balcony. Spacious studios and apartments can accommodate from 5 to 8 people. They have a living room with a seating area, a kitchen with a dining table, air conditioning. The interiors use furniture made of natural dark wood. Literally 40 meters away there are two taverns (pre-booking tables is a prerequisite before visiting, otherwise you will have to stand in line). The hotel consists of two buildings located on a hill next to the roadway. Guests are provided with a quiet relaxing holiday away from the noisy tourist center.
“In Crete, we have repeatedly met hotels without swimming pools. Instead, the owners plant a green lawn, and in some cases it’s much nicer than a tiled pool. Nature and clean air are the main advantages of Cretan resorts, so we always stay in such cozy and uncrowded places” Olga
If the pool is one of the priorities when choosing a place of residence, then you should pay attention to the complex of comfortable villas “Falasarna village”. Each entrance has a patio and a private pool. Lying in the sun loungers, you can watch the sea, sunrise and sunset, events taking place in the valley and on the beach. Here everything is created for complete relaxation and relaxation. In addition to sun loungers, there are cocoon chairs in the lounge area. There is a canopy above the outdoor dining area. The owners of the hotel can organize sea fishing, canoeing, hiking trails.
“The villas are at a high altitude with a beautiful panoramic view. You can take a car and drive to the beach, but we specifically chose a hotel where you can be alone. Falasarna just refers to such places. Here we met a very hospitable welcome and excellent living conditions» Mikko, USA
Aspalathos Falassarna Villas have two luxurious houses with terraces. They are built on a high hillside with a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Traditional Cretan buildings with elements of modern minimalism were chosen as an architectural style. Stone and wood in combination with glass and steel transfer the past to the present. It is a multi-level architectural masterpiece in absolute harmony with cretan nature. The gray stones from which the villas are built make them part of the landscape. Large glass doors and windows reflect the sky and the sea. It features a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. For greater comfort, the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, private pool, hot tub and SPA treatments. The beach can be reached on foot or by bicycle. Traditional Greek taverns are within a few metres, as well as a mini market.
“The villas are completely isolated from each other, so we didn’t see or hear the neighbors. We went to the beach on the path on the slope. Meals can be arranged with the hosts and they will prepare breakfast and lunch for an additional fee. This place was perfect for us” Jan, Czech Republic
This is a full-fledged hotel with all kinds of hotel services. For accommodation there are two, three and four bed rooms with balconies and sea views. Each has air conditioning, a bathroom with shower, a dining table according to the number of guests in the open air. In the morning, the restaurant serves a buffet breakfast. For lunch or dinner, nearby Gilisma Taverna. On the territory of the hotel there is a swimming pool, a lounge area with sun loungers and umbrellas, a tennis court. Parking and internet are free. The owners accept tourists with pets. A small fee is charged for their accommodation.
“Best accommodation in Falasarna in terms of value for money. The rooms are clean, the air conditioning is serviceable. The restaurant serves traditional Cretan food, at a price no higher than the local taverns. The menu includes dishes suitable for baby food. There is a palm garden around where you can walk. Distance to the beach – 300 m. I recommend» Mar, Germany
Hotels in Falasarna are able to meet any needs of their guests, except for noisy leisure. It is not customary to hold night discos, parties with DJs and animators. This place offers a relaxing holiday away from the tourist infrastructure and bustle. Each guest house or villa has an owner who will help to solve a lot of issues and problems that arise if their staff does not cope with them. Administrators sometimes act as concierges, helping to organize a car rental or sightseeing trip. Airport transfers are provided by almost all hotels. For the most comfortable holiday, it is preferable to stay in a villa in the complex “Aspalathos Falassarna”.