Chania is a charming town on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It has a rich history and culture, reflected in its Old Town with the narrow streets and the colorful buildings, the Venetian Port, and its beautiful monasteries. Chania also offers stunning natural attractions, such as the magical beaches of Falassarna, Balos and Elafonisi, and the Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe. Chania is a paradise for food lovers, as it showcases the Cretan Mediterranean cuisine at its best, with fresh local ingredients and traditional recipes.

Actea Villas offer you a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and tranquility of Falassarna, a village with a long sandy beach and many smaller coves. You will be enchanted by the stunning sunset views and the crystal-clear water. Falassarna is also rich in history and culture, as you can visit the ruins of an ancient Hellenistic port that once thrived in this area. Falassarna has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, including restaurants, beach bars, cafés, and supermarkets. Book your stay at Actea Villas and discover the paradise of Falassarna.

Distances from the villa
to various points


Chania Airport 68.4 km, Chania (Souda) Port 57.3 km
Heraklion Airport 189 km, Heraklion Port 186 km

Getting Around

Cities: Kissamos 13.9 km, Chania 51 km
Beach: Falassarna 800m
Taverna: 800m
Beach bar: 800m
Mini market: 400m
ATM: 400m
Supermarket: 4.9 km
Bakery: 4.9 km
Pharmacy: 4.9 km
Gas station: 4.9 km

Places you have to be!

Beaches worth a visit...

Falassarna Beach

Swim into the pristine waters and relax at the powdery white sand. This seductive coastline is definitely a paradise on earth which should be inked in on everyone’s whish list.

Elafonisi Beach

The exotic paradise situated on an island lagoon in southwestern Crete that makes every visitor be enthralled by the shallow turquoise waters and the fine white and pink sand.

Balos Lagoon

A unique experience that will capture your heart at once. Balos Lagoon is a magical blend of colors coming in perfect contrast with the natural surroundings of Crete. Located at the northwest part of the island, the beach has fairly become a landmark due to its beauty.


Paleochora is a small town located south of Chania. Paleochora’s beaches are some of the bests in south-western Crete. A pristine coastline travels 18 kilometres along the shore of Paleochora. Like a bride flaunting an aqua wedding gown train, Paleochora proudly displays a continuous line of beaches that lace around the luminous Libyan Sea. No need to leave town to bask in the best!

Seitan Limania

Stefanou Beach is located at the position of Seitan Limania 22km northeast of Chania. The wider area is named Seitan Limania, after the wild landscape, the steep cliffs, and the strong sea streams. A tiny fantastic beach is shaped, with deep azure waters, namely the beach of Stefanou. The beach has fine pebbles and sand, transferred there from the nearby quarry through the canyon.


A small traditional village by the sea with a big history. Take a boat to visit the secluded beaches with turquoise clean waters. Numerous amazing beaches with peddles or sand is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Some of the beaches are Loutro, Marmara, Iligkas, Agios Pavlos, Glyka Nera, etc.


The beach of Preveli is located 35km south of Rethymnon and 12km east of Plakias at the exit of the Kourtaliotiko gorge where the river Megas Potamos meets the sea. Along the river, there is a large forest of the rare Cretan date palm Phoenix theophrasti. This gives the area a unique, almost tropical look and has certainly contributed to making this beach very famous and popular despite its remoteness.
Diplohahalo. On the cove’, huge marble rocks are standing high to protect the beach from the bad weather.

South Rethymno

In this part of Crete there are the four wonderful beaches of Amoudi, Damnoni, Klisidi, and Amoudaki Beach all of which are a short walking distance from one to the other.
Amoudi has thick white sand and rocky seabed, ideal for diving and snorkeling, and the waters have a bright green color. Next to the beach, there are many tamarisk trees, under which you can find shade and camp.
Following the road towards the east, the first beach to be found is the Ammoudaki which consists of two tiny bays. It is hidden between two oblong rocks. White-sanded coast is washed by aquamarine cold waters and is widely preferred by the nudists.
To the west of Mikro Ammoudi there is a cave with incredible blue colors. On the east side of the beach you can find a passing-through hole in the water that connects Mikro Ammoudi with Kleisidi beach. The two beaches are one dive away.

Matala Beach

Matala is located at the exit of a small valley, which forms an enclosed bay with nice view to the islands of Paximadia.There is a beautiful sandy beach, 300m long, with fine gravel and crystal clear deep water. Moreover, the seabed is quite rocky in some places (especially in the central part of the bach) and waves are common, due to frequent west winds. It is famous for the carved caves in the rocks and the hippies of the '70s.

Take a road trip to discover the most interesting places

Excursions and places to visit!

Chania Old Port

The Harbour was carefully built in the 14th century for commercial purposes and for protection against pirate raids. Today it is a point of reference for the city of Chania and a much-photographed place with a touch of magic! One of the best views of the old port and Chania’s old town can be found by taking a pleasant stroll along the Venetian seawall to the 19th-century lighthouse.

Botanical Park

Walking in the Botanical Park offers spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge of plants and their material. Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, and medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals!

Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is the most famous trekking gorge in Europe and a part of the European E4 hiking trail. For many visitors, it is the sole purpose of their visit to Crete. The length of the gorge reaches 14.5km and takes almost 5-7 hours to hike from Xyloskalo at Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli beach, depending on the trekking pace. Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe.

Chrissoskalitissa Monastery

Located near the village of Elafonissi, the Monastery of Chrissoskalitissa, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a 17th-century Orthodox Christian monastery built on a rock. Legend states that it received the name Chrissoskalitissa because one of the many steps leading up to the monastery was gold. Built during Venetian times, the monastery now is a famous pilgrimage site and includes a folklore museum.

Kournas Lake

Lake Kournas is located in the village of Kournas. It is in the Apokoronas municipality of Chania regional unit close to the border with Rethymno regional unit, 47 km from the town of Chania. Kournas is a fairly large village perched on a hill overlooking the lake. Crete's only freshwater lake, Lake Kournas, is relatively large, with a perimeter of 3.5 km. There is a nature preserve on the Southwest side of the lake. There is a rustic road from the North of the lake to the Hills on the West of the lake. Across the lake, restaurants and cafes can be found.

Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania is in Chalepa, a historic suburb in Chania, housed in an iconic building constituting a landmark for the whole city. The museum's permanent collection is developed in three main halls on the ground floor and one more on the first floor, presenting the wealth of archaeological material that has been retrieved from the periphery of Chania over the course of time.

Knossos Minoan Palace

Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.


Don’t miss to enjoy a glass of wine in one of the most reputable wineries in Crete, Greece!
Visit a winery to taste its homemade wines on the tasting terrace, see the beautiful vineyards, eat lunch or dinner at the restaurant, take a cooking class, and more! Combine a tasting with lunch or dinner at the restaurant and sit among the beautiful olive trees and orange groves and take in the wild peacefulness of your surroundings.