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Weather Falassarna

At the base of the Gramvousa peninsula (K˛rikos),

which delimits the island of Crete to the west,

you will find the long white beaches of Falassarna.

 

We are here in the Municipality of Kasteli/Kissamos at the coordinates +35░ 29' 21.441" North, +23░ 34' 49.727" East
in an area of outstanding natural beauty still not much built

and sparsely populated (only 21 its residents as for the national census of 2011 - source Wikipedia.gr).

 

Spectacular views of intense colorful sunsets, crystal clear sea and fine golden sand are irresistible appeals to tourists and the primary reason why, since many years, Falassarna has become a very pleasant and popular holiday destination,

Kalami Room & Apartments offers 13 double rooms and 9 apartments

although quite windy in the summer time.

 

The place is a valley along the western shore of about 7 km., rich in olive groves and greenhouses (maybe a little too many of them! and in  some places virtually on  the beautiful beaches ....), crowned and separated from the rest of the island  to the east, by a significant and immediately steep hillside.

From the geological point of view it is important to note that this stretch of coast is subject to a slow and steady upward movement and some researchers quantify the rise in 8,5 meters above sea level from Roman times to the present (source Touring Club Italiano "Guida Oro - Creta" and Wikipedia).

The story here, as in many other parts of Crete, has left interesting traces and indicates that the first settlement of some importance dates back to the sixth century BC and that these places have seen Tolomei, Hellenics and the Roman

invasion of 69-67 BC that completely destroyed the port and its economic importance, because Falassarna was an important basis for piracy in the eastern Mediterranean.

To reach Falassarna, you have to follow the north coastal road of Crete (E75) and after passing Kasteli/Kissamos and the port of Trahilos, continuing inland, for Agios Giorgos, Gramvousa until Platanos, here after the gasoline station EKO and just after the pharmacy, you have to take the road on the right leading to Kavoussi and to the final stretch of beautiful panoramic road.

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