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Kissamos, located in the west of the island of Crete in Greece, is a part of the Chania Region and the former Kissamos Province that covers the northwestern part of the island. Besides, you can reach the town, also known as Kastelli Kissamou, over Kythira via the ferryboats leaving from Peloponnese. There is a town museum that exhibits interesting works in the palace of the Former Venetian governor, which is one the most visited places of Kissamos. You can quickly start your Kissamos journey by visiting the ancient areas with archeological findings remaining from the Roman Period. Archeological Museum of Kissamos at the central square of Stratigou Tzanakaki hosts a well-restored building and local archeological findings from Hellenistic and Roman Periods. You should most definitely see the 10th century church called St. John Damialis on a rock in Kissamos, which attracts the attention of numerous tourists with its fishing port and tavernas 1.5 kilometers from the center of the town.

It is possible for you to reach Kissamos with a car in less than an hour. If you are not going to prefer a private car, there are busses that leave on the hour between 06.30 and 20.30 from Chania. You can have an opinion about the history of the town by reviewing the works in the Archeological Museum of Kissamos. You can sunbath on the fine white sand of Falasarna Beach and have a splendid day by reaching Balos Lagoon by boat. You can join the one-day trips held to Gramvousa, take picture of Samariá Gorge in the south, explore the Western Crete and swim by Teloneio Beach. On Teloneio Beach, the Cellar, Gramvousa and Mama's Dinner Restaurant in Platanos-Kaliviani, and Mesogios Cretan Restaurant in Korfalonas are the most famous eating-drinking places of the town.

Among the most preferred hotels of Kissamos, where there are quite many opportunities of accommodation, are Terramara (Plakalona), Sunny Bay Hotel (Kissamos Beach), Kalivani Traditional Hotel, Mesogios Beach Hotel (Korfalonas Beach) and Anavaloussa Apartments (Viglia area). Located 36 kilometers east of Chania, Kissamos (Kastelli) is mostly popular with its olive oil and wine production. In Kissamos, which is a modern coastal town with a population of 5000 people, so many cultural-art activities are organized every year, especially during summers. There are ferryboats to Kythira, Mora and Pireaes from the harbor of Kissamos, a town where you can fulfil almost all of your needs when it comes to banks, post offices, internet cafe, health centers, supermarkets, shops, Greek tavernas, cafes and bars. Moreover, you can also prefer boat tours to visit Imeri Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon.

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