The exotic beach of Falassarna is located 59km west of Chania city and almost 17km west of Kissamos at the western base of peninsula Gramvousa. This stunning beach has been awarded as the best beach of Crete and voted as one of the 10 best beaches in Europe multiple times. The sand is whitish and the water is a tropical turquoise, making it a highly sought-after destination. Pachia Ammos (i.e. Coarse Sand) is the main beach of Falassarna, stretching 1km in length and 150m in width. Here, visitors can find umbrellas, snack bars, cafes, water sports services and beach volley courts. Additionally, the bay is made up of five consecutive beaches, with the two most central being the most popular. Further north, near the archaeological site, lies a small cove with a pebbly shore and rocky seabed. It is a great choice when the winds blow from the west. To the south of Pachia Ammos is Livadi Beach, which also has a sandy shore and rocky seabed. It is a great spot for snorkeling. The area around Falassarna is a protected nature reserve and is renowned for its stunning sunsets. Additionally, there are several beach partys organized in Falassarna during the summer months. The ruins of Polyrinia can be found 6km south of Kissamos and is named after the local nymph Falassarni. It is believed that a stone throne here was dedicated to Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Nowadays, a part of the city is immersed in the sea due to the strong earthquake of 365 AD.