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.
Combine it with your excursion to Elafonissi
Rest for a while in Potamida square
They are special dunes consisting of soft clay that over time has acquired these wonderful conic shapes due to erosion.
This unique scenery is tucked away in the quaint and traditional village of Potamida.
They are only a few meters away from the village’s houses on a very fertile flat and it is exactly this that makes them so arresting, that they stand out from the fields of the valley. Small and large ‘METEORA’ are formed, bare on the sides but with small bushes on their summit, creating a striking contrast. It is worth taking a detour when you visit Elafonisos to admire this beautiful view from a distance.
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.
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.