For many years now Telonio Beach is Kissamos’ meeting point. Along the length of the cobblestone road you can find cafes, traditional and other restaurants, bars and clubs.
It starts east and extends almost to the municipal sports ground of Kissamos, about 1Km further east. It is essentially the westernmost part of a huge beach that starts from Kissamos and goes as far as Nopighia, many kilometres to the east.
Thanks to its position and stunning views to the gulf of Kissamos, it is a great destination for coffee, a meal or drink any time of the day or night. Enjoy your breakfast and coffee early in the morning with the salty breeze from sea adding colour and flavour. The spectacular view is bound to make your meal tastier, be it morning or evening. The summer pace of the town does not stop there of course, it is carried on at the clubs and bars until next morning. Popular especially to the younger generation, it gives a lively beat to the town, particularly in the summer months.
THE TOWN OF KISSAMOS The northern western edge of Crete, located between the capes of Gramvousa and Spathas, forms a natural bay. The present-day town of Kissamos is built on its inlet at 38 km west of Chania. It is the second largest town in the prefecture and the administrative centre of the Municipality of Kissamos that comprises the regional communities of Kissamos, Inachorio and Mythimni, following the passing of the Kallikratis bill. This is a modern, autonomous, hospitable and fully organised seaside town with an economy that depends on farm produce, olive oil and wine as well as tourism and commerce. HISTORY With a history spanning centuries, Kissamos – which, even in ancient times, served as port for Polyrrhenia…
It is not known when the Maris Fountain was constructed but it has never ceased running. It is situated in the centre of the town of Kissamos, next to the historic centre and the traditional Skalidis Street. To the east is the Mari manor, the first double-storey building of traditional architecture in Kissamos. The Mari manor is one of the two houses (the second one is the Ksagorari Villa) that hosted all ‘official’ visitors to the town. Typical examples are Prince George and Eleftherios Venizelos.
The once upon a time commercial center of Kissamos, the old market area that enfolded all the buzz of the town with historic shops and personalities. Every inch of Skalidis Street has a different story to tell.
The Sand Dunes (or Komolithi) is one of the most bizarre and interesting landscapes in Crete. Near the valley of Tyflos River, about 35Km west of Chania, the Sand Dunes are within the administration boundaries of Kissamos.