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Kissamos is a town located 41 km west of Chania town, in one of the most fertile valleys of Crete. Its main source of income is agriculture and trade. Kissamos is famous for the production of wine. It has approximately 3000 inhabitants. It is a place that combines history with beautiful landscapes and here you will find among the most renowned beaches in the world. Kastelli Kissamou boasts a diverse beautiful landscape with gorgeous turquoise and calm beaches with golden soft sand and nice pebbles.

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The town keeps its authentic character and traditions and is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Kissamos which used to be the commercial centre of western Crete. Kissamos has strong fortification walls that Venetians built in order to protect it from intruders. Today remains of the castle can still be seen in Kissamos. The Venetian fortress called Castello is the landmark of Kissamos and is built at the top of the settlement. Churches, monasteries and beautiful mansions are also part of the area are also worth exploring.

Transportation is via regular local buses that connect Kissamos to Chania town while ferries depart from the port of Kissamos to various destinations of Peloponnese and the island of Kythira which can be combined in your vacation.

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From Kastelli Kissamou one has access to sights of archeological interest such as Polyrenia and Falassarna, the gorges of Topolia, the isles Gramvoussa with its fortress high above, and the idyllic lagoon of Balos. These wonderful sandy beaches with their crystalline waters will make your vacation unforgettable.

Kissamos apart from its fortress is mostly famous for its Caribbean water sandy beaches. Elafonisi beach is a unique landscape, famous for its pink sand (smashed porfyra shells) and is among the most beautiful beaches globally.

Family fun in Kissamos

A visit to the ruins of the Venetian fortress of Kissamos will bring you back in time. Close your eyes to listen to the whispers of history. Adults as well as children will love the windy beautiful beaches of Kissamos and will enjoy sea sports and days in the sun.

Things to do in Kissamos

If you are a camping lover, Kedrodasos beach is just the destination you have been looking for! Wake up every morning in front of the eternal blue and have a refreshing dive to start your day.

There are various boat cruises, also to the islet of Gramvousa, but many more that you can enjoy with friends and family. Explore the beautiful seabed of this part of the Cretan paradise. Also, there are numerous enchanting medieval villages with a rich cultural and historical heritage that you can visit.

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