The district of Kissamos and the town of the same name can be found on the rugged north-west corner of Crete, characterised by its rolling hills smothered in olive trees, its wonderful coastline and charming little settlements – all combining to promise memorable Kissamos holidays. The island of Crete is well associated with coastal treasures and immense natural beauty, something that Kissamos possesses in abundance.
Beyond the obvious lure of the beaches and clear blue sea, you’ll discover much more in Kissamos, allowing you to embrace the ideals and character of Greece, whether out in the countryside or in one of the authentic and traditionally-charged towns or villages in the area. The food is second to none in these parts, so make sure you duck into a traditional taverna or two for a sumptuous bite to eat during your stay.
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At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 30m
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Beyond the Lure of the Ocean
You’ll have a wonderful choice of beaches to descend upon during your holidays in Kissamos, all promising immense indulgence on glorious soft sands and in warm and clear waters. Balos Beach and Lagoon is an undeniably idyllic setting, iconic for its remarkable blue waters, seemingly as calm as they come and proving perfect for little ones to splash around in if you have the entire family along for the ride. Kedrodasos Beach and Sfinari Beach will provide even more satisfaction for beach bums searching for thrills and spills in the sun – but make sure you leave some free time away from the beach.
The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos will set the theme for a different take on your holidays in Kissamos, allowing you to delve into the history and culture of Greece, and more specifically, the island of Crete. The Rotunda of Michael Archangelos is one of the area’s most impressive landmarks, while a visit to the fascinating old town of Chania will add even more historical relevance to your exploration around Kissamos.