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Ancient Harbour being excavated, visit enhanced with new App

The ancient site of Falasarna was thought to be a whole town, although excavations have so far been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill F
Chania Prefecture, Greece
Great little see worthy spot near Falassarna Beach

Free entry and there wasn't a soul in sight when we were there. Interesting to see where the water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monique A
Molndal, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient site of Falasarna was thought to be a whole town, although excavations have so far been restricted mostly to the impressive harbour (c 300BC), some bath houses, a winery, an ancient road & several houses. It's a low-key place, with a (mostly) unused...More

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry and there wasn't a soul in sight when we were there. Interesting to see where the water levels came to and how they lived before.

Thank Monique A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place, not too much preserved yet, but well described, impressive area, huge opportunity for the area to improve significantly and attract many more people.

Thank TheAndy12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That was my 3rd visit over the years still there is lots to be done to reconstruct the ancient city harbour. It's 1.5 km from the last cafe so avoid walking in the heat. It's open 10 to 3 Tuesday to Friday. Entry is free...More

Thank polygnosi
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

It's surprisingly interesting. Look at the site close your eyes and see it how it was. A city as yet only partially excavated, a pirate lair destroyed by the Romans. The old mooring stones with cable holes after thousands of years despite an earth tremor...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Very vast area full of ruins. The ruins are basically just piled of rock but some of them do form a partial structure , you have to use your imagination to figure out what it looked like 1000s of years ago. However , it had...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Ancient Falassarna is a hidden gem Well worth a visit. A interesting insight to 400 BC what life must have been like in ancient times A walk along the coast nearby is also very impressive Absolutely incredible

Thank Glenn002
Reviewed November 4, 2017

When you have planned to go to the beaches of Falassarna it is a must to have some culture too. It is a pity that it is not so flashy as Knossos but worth the walk. I don't know if there are guided tours there...More

Thank NicciBr
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We were lucky to walk to the site in time to wander around it before the closing time. Anyone visiting the site should make sure they know the opening times - we saw a couple of late arrivals turned away at the gate. There is...More

Thank travelmad-7
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The site was down a bumpy unmade road. We couldn't go in as it was only open Tuesday - Friday, which would have been pretty disheartening if we had walked rather than drove. We could still see through the fence to the site - plenty...More

1  Thank Wombling_Free_7548
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