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Falasarna Strande

Falasarna Strande helt på nordvestlige ende af Kreta

Falasarna Strande helt på nordvestlige ende af Kreta

Falasarna og strandene langs den vestligeste ende af Kreta er et fredeligt og smukt område. Der findes blot et par små enklete tavernaer og ikke meget andet at lave end standliv og spadserture i det smukkeste område. Sandstrandendene brede og synes. I bakkerne bag strandene finder du ruinerne af en antik by og havn i Falasarna.
Fantastiske sandstrande med nogle af de reneste farvande på Kreta og i Grækenland. Men det kan blive meget blæsende. Hvis vinden blæser fra vest så du får den fulde styrke i Falasarna. Den smukke indstilling af Falasarna er noget ødelagt af de mange drivhuse, der er blevet rejst. Landbruget er vigtigere for området end turisme.

Ancient Falasarna

The ancient city of Falasarna is being excavated. The excavations have exposed some of the walls and buildings of the city. The geographical shift (rise) of Crete has put the ancient harbour on dry land. Falasarna was a commercial naval power during the Hellenistic period and also the harbour of Polirinia. An interesting throne, carved out of rock, is on the dirt track as you enter the ancient city. The acropolis of the city was on the peninsula in front, on top of the hill. The fortification walls around the hill are still visible. The harbour was just below the fortifications, on the south side of the peninsula. There are no signs of the harbour now, since it is above ground. There were two towers, one on the north and one on the south side of the harbour dating from the fourth century B.C. A second channel allowed an exit from the harbour on the bay at the north side of the acropolis, 100 metres further on. It is assumed that this was a pirate stronghold at one time.