Chania Kissamos

General information

Kissamos Chania: Kissamos is a beautiful town lying 41 km west of Chania town, in one of the most fertile valleys of Crete. Today it counts on 3000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and trade. It is famous for the production of wine.

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Kastelli Kissamou (Kissamos) is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with a gorgeous and calm beach that consists of golden soft sand and nice pebbles. The town keeps its authentic character and is built on the ancient city of Kissamos which used to be the commercial centre of western Crete.

Due to this fact, Kissamos was always well-protected by the strong fortification walls that Venetians built. Today remains of the castle can still be seen in Kissamos. The Venetian fortress called Castello is actually the landmark of Kissamos and is built at the top of the settlement. Churches, monasteries and beautiful mansions are also part of the ancient Kissamos which are worth admiring in the town.

Various accommodations of all categories can be found in Kissamos as well as camping sites, excellent taverns and traditional cafes. Regular local buses connect Kissamos to Chania town while ferries depart from the port of Kissamos to Gythion, the Peloponnese, and the island of Kythira.

From Kastelli Kissamou one has access to the interesting archaeological sites of Polyrenia and Falassarna, the impressive gorges of Topolia, the isles Gramvoussa, also called Pirate Isles, the idyllic lagoon of Balos, the wonderful sandy beaches and their crystalline waters, and the numerous enchanting medieval villages.

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Best Hotels & Accommodations

Blue Pearl


Blending into the landscape, the stone-built villa Blue Pearl is located a short drive away from Chania town, at a peaceful setting. To offer an authentic experience of traditional accommodation, the villa has been constructed according to the local standards of architecture. It can house families ...


Christina Beach

2 keys

Located directly on the beach, but still near all amenities, Christina Beach Hotel in Chania, Crete, offers cosy housing, great for relaxing by the sea. It is found really close to the centre of Kissamos, a modern town and port with many nice places for eating or having a good time out. Christina ...


Drapania Beach

3 keys

Equipped with traditional wooden furniture and modern amenities, the cozy apartments of Drapania Beach Marinakis Apartments boast an excellent location right by the seashore, allowing you to have marvelous views. Two pools and a furnished outdoor seating area are among the facilities of the small ...


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1 Review
  • Terence Petter 20 Mar 2023
    The Pearl of Eastern Crete
    The museum at Ancient Kissamos represents to me an open secret of the riches of this most beautiful island. For somebody who has sat bored at the museum of the Acropolis, yawned at Knossos and shown little or no interest in Greek history even though I have a Greek mother.

    I cannot believe that not one of the statues or mosaics or anything that I was amazed at yesterday is recorded sufficiently well enough for me to take away back to cold Britain to marvel at!!!!!!!