Activities in Falasarna(Falassarna)
Hiking to Saint Athanasios
On this hike you will enjoy a panoramic view of the village Platanos, Falassarna and Sfinari. You will walk along a dirt road which is surrounded be olive trees and luscious vegetation. To find this road you must exit the village south of Platanos(on the road to Zachariana). You will come across a junction,(towards to Zachariana or Sfinari). Turn left towards to Zachariana and follow the road for 600 meters. At this point you will take the first dirt road on your right. Walking along the dirt road you will come across a gate which you must open and close again and keep walking upwards. On the left there is the village's main water supply. You will soon come to a fork in the road. By going left you will reach the area of Valsamakia and you will have a panoramic view of Sfinari, Platanos and Falassarna. Whereas if you go right you will reach the church of Saint Athanasios and the old village of Platanos where there are ruins of old houses to see.
European path E4 General information
The sign marking is the same throughout all of Greece and is coloured yellow and black. For those interest: There is the path Kissamos – Chrisoskalitissa. Length: 56km Difficulty:Easy Hours: 12-13 The route begins in Kastelli, Kissamos from the square at the junction for Polirrinia. It travels southernly towards the village Galouvas . The route passes through the villages Lousakies and Zachariana. It continues and passes through Sfinari, Kambos, Keramoti, Kefali, Vathi, Plokamiana and finally reaches Chrisoskalitissa, which is the end of this marvellous journey.
Grape Harvest - 4 days programme
Toast to your holidays! The climate of Crete favours the production of wines renowned all over the world. But what hides behind a flask bound up in straw? What hides behind a refined label? The vineyards colouring the hills have been an important element in the social and cultural history of Crete since the Ancient Greece and Roman times. In a holiday in Falasarna (Falassarna) colours the table ... and makes you enter in contact with the local way of life, giving you the opportunity of participating to some traditional peasant activities.
Periods 18 - 22 September 23 - 27 SeptemberWe offer you the possibility to come to our fields and touch the atmosphere of the harvest period.
Day 1: Arrival and welcome wine tasting
Day 2: One day in the vineyard to pick up the grapes dinner with traditional cretan dishes
Day 3: One day wine production in traditional way
Day 4: Free day to spend around.
Programme price rate per person based on double occupancy: € 145,00
4 days and nights stay included breakfast, 2 bottles of local , 1 dinner, 1 day picking the grapes, 1 day wine production
Cycle tourist - Cyclist Mountain biker
Nature and relaxation, culture and gastronomy are the ingredients for your holiday in the two-wheeled saddle. For a cycle tourist like you it is not important to arrive anywhere, rather just enjoying the pleasure of the journey. Your athletic performance doesn’t matter as much as your wellbeing and relaxation far away from the traffic. The bike lets you get straight to the heart of a place, stopping in ancient ruins, tasting the local produce or purchasing the crafts. You like travelling with friends or with family, using the city bike or family bike to share the experience with your children. Falasarna (Falassarna) is one of the best places for its wealth and variety of gastronomic tradition.
Hotel Panorama borrowing bicycles with no charge to their's customers. The only place to borrow a bicycle for free.
The bicycle is the best way to explore the land like a real mine of artistic treasures and historical sites. It’s a cradle of culture, tastes and traditions, where landscapes not recur never and where each stop gives you a magic moments, where you can savor every moment of your day for a very special .
Cretan cuisine cooking lessons
If you like the Cretan diet and cuisine, we invite you to take part in the traditional Cretan cooking lessons we organize. During the lessons, you will have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of traditional dishes, as well as, enjoy local recipes. We will give you interesting information about the local herbs, olive oil and all the products that will be used. The Tour take part at, the farm “Metochi”, (at Kissamos) with the garden with seasonal vegetables, garden with aromatic and therapeutic herbs, olive trees, orchard, sheeps & chicken place.
Surf in Falasarna coast
The main goal of this surf school is to bring people of all ages and abilities closer to the element of the water and have fun while doing it.Throughout the historic timeline of the island there has been one thing that was always there. The endless coastline full of stunning bays and uncharted surfing potential ready for you to explore!
- 3 hour Surf courses in groups of max 6 persons
- Pick-up & drop-off at your place of stay
- Lessons to everyone from age 8 to 80
Paragliing over Falassarna coast
Did you ever dream that you fly? Fly like a bird, the wind blowing on your face? Cretan paragliding school can offer you a unique fly experience. Everyone can fly with us, from 10 years old, and up to 100 kg.
Nothing better from a dive in clear cold water, after a wonderful flight! You don’t need any knowledge of the sport. The paragliding instructor gives a small briefing before take off and that’s all. You take a few steps and we’ll both be up on the air! You will feel the air on your face, and you will see the world below.
Cruises to Balos Lagoon
Live a inique experience on the peninsula of Gramvousa. First long stopover will be at balos lagoon where you can enjoy the beauty of its blue green water. Continuing to the historic island of Gramvousa for a quick swim or visti the Venetian castle. The castle was build during the periode of 1579 -1584 AD and has been used priodically be Venetians & Ottoman occupiers, Greek rebels and even local pirates.
- Private cruises
- In groups
- Normal way
Trip to Elafonisi
This trip is great if you want to see quite a bit of Crete as well as the famous Elafonissi beach, which is located on the far south west tip of Crete. A trip to this famous lagoon with its crystal clear water and pink coral sands is unforgettable. Stop at the Monastery of Chrysoskalitissa where views are magnificent and the white washed walls with blue window trim is the sort of thing you see on Santorini. The myth of the monastery is that if you are without sin, then you will be able to see one of the 90 steps leading up to the monastery turn to gold, hence the name Chryssoskalitissa- ‘golden step”.
Diving in Kissamos and Falasarna
With all the experience of all these years and with two-points-service-financing divers shop for equipment in the main avenue of Kissamos and private area for lessons and start diving in the small harbor (fishing harbor) just next to the sea continue with the same love for diving the sea and its people. Our store operates all year long and it is possible for all to arrange a dive all year long. Our programs are too many and are aimed at all those who want to somehow come into contact with the sea and the underwater environment.