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Be there early in summer

That was my 3rd visit over the years still there is lots to be done to reconstruct the ancient... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
polygnosi
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Chania Town, Greece
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Fascinating

It's surprisingly interesting. Look at the site close your eyes and see it how it was. A city as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days 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 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

The history behind is great. The location is great, near the great Falasarna beach and it takes couple of hours to make a round if you really pay attention to every detail. The remaings to see there are ok, but not clearly marked, which part...More

Thank Zoran D
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Only because I am a history and archaeology buff did we go through the unpaved roads and olive groves to get to this site. The site was actually closed on a Saturday (strange because you would think weekends would be their busy time). The site...More

Thank PJ D
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

The place is visited by just a fraction of the tourists visiting the nearby sandy beaches. Unfortunately there are no facilities or guides so be prepared. The gate closes before sunset. Remember to have a hat and a bottle of water with you. If the...More

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