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Falassarna Beach

Falassarna Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Chania: Elafonisi-Falasarna Full-Day Shared Tour

1. From Chania: Elafonisi-Falasarna Full-Day Shared Tour

Explore three of the most divine and sought-after destinations on Crete on this full-day shared tour. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle fully equipped with Wi-Fi service. Visit the 2 most popular beaches of Greece, Falasarna and Elafonisi, in one day.Start your journey in Vouves, where you'll visit the oldest olive tree in the world and the Olive Tree Museum. Continue west to Falasarna, a blinding white sandy beach famous for its striking turquoise waters. Then head to the next stop, Elafonisi, a beach with unique, pink sands which pop in contrast to the blue waters.Grab the kids and splash about in the shallow waters of the small, exotic lagoons. In all, you'll enjoy nearly 5 hours of leisure time swimming and sunbathing by the sea. Listen as your guide tells you about Cretan customs and sample local cuisine from a prepared lunch box. Return to your hotel once again in cool comfort in a quality vehicle.

Chania: Balos and Falassarna Beach Tour with Lunch

2. Chania: Balos and Falassarna Beach Tour with Lunch

Discover the Balos lagoon from above and go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Falassarna beach on this guided day trip from Chania. Travel aboard a comfortable all-terrain vehicle and stop a mouth-watering Greek lunch with wine or beer.  Hop in an air-conditioned vehicle at your hotel in Chania and relax on the drive. Follow your guide the Balos lagoon viewpoint. Admire panoramic views of the island's landscapes and the azure sea. Continue to Falassarna beach, a favorite destination of the locals. Have sunbeds and umbrellas already reserved for when you arrive at the beach for a smooth and easy trip. Relax on the beach or swim in the idyllic waters. Sip a cup of coffee or a soft drink.  Finally, savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. Taste traditional food and wine at your reserved table and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Keep your energy up during your trip with fruit and local energy bars. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour. 

From Rethymno: Chania and Falasarna Beach Tour

3. From Rethymno: Chania and Falasarna Beach Tour

Visit the city of Chania and Falasarna Beach on this guided tour. En route to Chania, the tour leader will provide important information about the day. Chania, one of the oldest cities in Crete, is known for its diverse cultural heritage. Explore the old town, see the archeological ruins and learn about its fascinating history. Walk along the narrow alleyways and discover the beauty of this popular city. Head to Falasarna Beach, located on the western coast of Crete. It is ranked as the best beach in Crete and one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. Relax on the light-colored sand and swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean.

From Chania: Private Sunset Trip to Falasarna Beach

4. From Chania: Private Sunset Trip to Falasarna Beach

Take a private sunset trip to Falasarna Beach for an afternoon of swimming or sunbathing. Watch as the sun sets over the horizon with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Your trip to the beach starts at noon with a pickup from your accommodation. Head to the most western point of Crete. Arrive in Falasarna, a white sandy beach famous for the clear turquoise blue sea. There you can relax by the beach, try water sports, or enjoy a selection of cocktails. Watch a gorgeous sunset over the ocean with no obstruction to your view.

From Chania: Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Private 4WD Road Trip

5. From Chania: Balos Lagoon & Falassarna Private 4WD Road Trip

Enjoy a private road trip with a local guide. Get picked up from your accommodation in Chania and the surrounding suburbs on the West side of the island. Your driver and host will take you to the peninsula of Gramvousa. Drive along the coastal dirt road with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea, where you'll reach a small parking spot.  From there, begin an easy 15-minute trek that leads to the breathtaking views of the world-famous Balos lagoon. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the view and take photos. If you want, you can hike 20 minutes down to the beach and swim or explore further.  If you don't opt for the hike to the seaside, then continue the drive through local roads and magnificent olive oil groves toward the next stop: the extraordinary Falassarna beach. One of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, it has wonderful fine white sand and warm, crystal-clear water. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the beach and you can also enjoy lunch at one of the taverns. Your driver will tell you stories about each location and will help you take memorable pictures. In the afternoon, return to Chania and get dropped off at your accommodation or your preferred point along the way.

From Chania: Vouves, Elafonisi, and Falasarna Private Tour

6. From Chania: Vouves, Elafonisi, and Falasarna Private Tour

Explore three of the most divine and sought-after destinations on Crete on this full-day small group private tour. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle fully equipped with Wi-Fi service. Visit the 2 most popular beaches of Greece, Falasarna and Elafonisi, in one day. Start your journey in Vouves, where you'll visit the oldest olive tree in the world and the Olive Tree Museum. Continue west to Falasarna, a blinding white sandy beach famous for its striking turquoise waters. Then head to the next stop, Elafonisi, a beach with unique, pink sands which pop in contrast to the blue waters. Grab the kids and splash about in the shallow waters of the small, exotic lagoons. In all, you'll enjoy nearly 5 hours of leisure time swimming and sunbathing by the sea. Listen as your guide tells you about Cretan customs and sample local cuisine from a prepared lunch box. Return to your hotel once again in cool comfort in a quality vehicle.

From Falasarna: Private Elafonisi Sailing Cruise with Meal

7. From Falasarna: Private Elafonisi Sailing Cruise with Meal

Jump on board and sail off to Elafonisi Island. Try your hand at sailing with an experienced skipper, enjoy swimming and snorkeling, discover the thinnest pink sand in Greece, and feast on a delicious Greek meal on board. Come to Falasarna port in the morning and board a comfortable sailing boat for a private day cruise to Elafonisi. The experienced skipper will explain to you the safety measures and will set sail for a memorable day trip. Explore the whole Elafonisi beach, swim, and snorkel. Taste a rich lunch prepared fresh on the shaded deck of the boat and then relax there, or in the cabins. Learn about sailing and practice with the skipper. Enjoy the flexibility of a private program onboard a private cruise.

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What people are saying about Falassarna Beach

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 62 reviews

We went on this tour on the 6th of September 2022. I can honestly say that it is everything it says it is and more! Don’t hesitate to book this tour if you enjoy combining relaxation and learning about the place you are visiting. Communication throughout the tour 10/10. Bus and professional driver 10/10 Tour guide 10/10 Meals-snacks 10/10 Anything else you might need 10/10 Crete is beautiful and the tour destinations are amazing. Tour guide(Christine) 10/10 We spent a wonderful day, learned so much and are eager to come back!

Highly recommended. Great views of Balos, then swimming at Falassarna with very comfortable amenities and the beach is great with some waves. Afterwards we had lunch. Overall experience is great, Dimitri was our guide and he taught us so much about the island, history and culture along the way. He made the trip very fun. Also, it was very nice to have small groups tour like this, the other guests were super nice and fun.

Excellent tour! We went to Balos and then to Falassarna- at one of the stops for Balos we fed the goats, and the entire time had great conversation with our guide, who is from Crete originally. Andreas shared many Cretan facts with us & shared interesting aspects of the culture that we weren’t aware of. We had a great time, ate a nice meal & we would highly recommend this as a private or group tour.

Christina’s tour was absolutely fantastic! She perfectly planned our day and was responsive and accommodating. It was the best!

A fantastic experience , wonderfully organised by Nasos, who was a warm and knowledgeable guide for us throughout.