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Kastelli 1Kissamos is located 42 km west of Chania and it is the largest town and the capital of the Kissamos province. It is a busy small town with a long seafront made up by a rocky strand to the east and a small sandy beach to the west.

During the ancient years, Kastelli Kissamou was the harbour of the ancient city-state Polyrinia, located 7 km inland, which was independent with its own coins that represented the head of Hermes on the one

side and a dolphin on the other. During the Roman Period, Polyrinia became at its greatest fame; it is indicated by the ruins of acropolis, the theatre, the aquaduct and the statues that were excavated in the site of Polyrrinia.

Kastelli Map1Kastelli''s centre consists of two squares, the square Kastelliou, where the buses arrive, and the square Venizelou. There are two banks, and cafes on the square Venizelou, however there are more facilities in the central Kastelliou square and the main street (Skalidi) that runs through it. The restaurant Makedonas, the Papadakis taverna, the Stimadoris restaurant, the restaurant Kastell and the Kellari taverna are the best places for food in this town.

There are some fine pebble beaches on Kissamos Bay, which you should visit. The Falassarna sandy beach (16 km west) and the Balos sandy beach on the Gramvousa Peninsula are regarded as two of the best sandy beaches of Crete.You can get to Kastelli by suburban bus service (KTEL) from Chania or by car if you take the new National road to Kastelli (42 km west of Chania). In the small port 3 km west of the town of Kastelli arrive the ferries from the Peloponnese or Kythira.

Balos beach 3   Gramoussa castle 2   Balos Gramvoussa 1

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Holiday Rentals We Suggest

  1. Seaside Villa Balos in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Seaside Villa Balos New!

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 125 / night

    The 3-bedroom Seaside Villa Balos is located 10 km away from the lovely sandy beach of Falasarna and only a few km away from the unique Balos lagoon, while it is only a few meters away from a few family-friendly sandy beaches. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are offered in a very beautiful and peaceful landscape.  More...

  2. Iridanos Villa in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Iridanos Villa New!

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 200 / night

    Iridanos Villa is a brand new 3-bedroom stone built Villa with a private pool and a 5-minutes walking distance from the tranquil sandy beach and a beachfront restaurant near Kissamos. A super market is found at 2 km while the famous Falassarna beach and Balos Lagoon are located 17 km away.  More...

  3. Electra House in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Electra House New!

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 90 / night

    Electra House is a 2-bedroom maisonette style house only a few minutes walk away from the sandy beach and restaurants in Kissamos. Mini markets can be found at about 500 meters from the house and the famous Balos lagoon is only a few kilometers away.  More...

  4. Malathiros Villas in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Malathiros Villas

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 85 / night

    Malathiros Villas is a traditional group of three newly built 2-bedroom and 1- bedroom villas, built in the mountainous village of Malatheros, about 10 km from the beach of Nopigia. The villas are located 35 km west of the lovely town of Chania.  More...

  5. Villa Vlatos in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Villa Vlatos

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 135 / night

    Villa Vlatos is a Venetian style 2-bedroom Villa of 120 sq m with a private pool, hidden among chestnut trees and olive trees, in the mountains of western Crete, in the quiet traditional village of Vlatos. Elafonisi is located 23 km away, Paleochora 17 km away and Falassarna 33 km away.  More...

  6. Villa Allegra in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Villa Allegra

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 250 / night

    The beautiful 4-bedroom Villa Allegra is surrounded by a peaceful green natural landscape with different kind of trees and plants, 100 meters only from the lovely sandy beach and 300 meters from a very nice local tavern.  More...

  7. Picturesque Villa in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Picturesque Villa

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 190 / night

    Picturesque Villa is a lovely 3-bedroom villa with private pool, built on top of a cliff and only ten minutes from the beach. It is located about 42 km west of Chania and a few km away from Kastelli village and the uniques beaches of Balos and Falassarna.  More...

  8. Regina Hotel in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Regina Hotel

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 55 / night

    The beautiful Regina Hotel is the perfect choice for family vacations, located in the tranquil area of Kissamos in the western Crete, about 31 km away from Chania and 4.5 km from the center of Kissamos. The sandy-pebbled beach lies 500m far.  More...

  9. Private Cruises to Balos in Crete, Chania, Kissamos

    Private Cruises to Balos

    in Chania, Kissamos, from 800 / night

    Discover the beauty of Balos lagoon with its turquoise waters and the island of pirates, Gramvousa, with its unique Venetian castle, and can explore the unique beaches along the northwest coast of Crete. The privat cruise ship sails every morning from the port of Kissamos and comes back every late afternoon.  More...

  10. Stelios Villas in Crete, Chania, Falassarna

    Stelios Villas

    in Chania, Falassarna, from 57 / night

    Two brand new 2-bedroom traditional villas are offered in the hamlet of Lardas, only 5 km away from the unique sandy beach of Falassarna. The villas are located 40 km west of Chania in a tranquil place ideal for relaxing holidays.  More...