Kissamos also named as Kastelli is located in the north-west of Crete, 40 km from Chania. It is an administrative center of the local community, whose population consists of over 11 thousand people. Kastelli owes its second name to a Venetian fortress that actually had never been placed on its territory.
Most of the Kissamos citizens are farmers. There is an abundance of vineyards and olive groves around the city. Due to the rapid development of tourism in the region, Kastelli has a great infrastructure for recreation. The city is full of bars, taverns and restaurants.
Kissamos adheres a beach stretching for six kilometers, one of its areas is named Mavros Molos (“black pier”). Such name is explained by the darkness of its sand. The local shore is mainly sandy, however it has some pebble as well. The large part of the coast is ideal for wild rest.
One may get to the three most popular beaches of Crete from the city of Kissamos. Boats regularly depart from the city to Balos bay and Gramvousa island. Southern roads of Kastelli lead to the shore of Elafonissi famous for its snow-white sand. Finally, the highway along the western coastline brings you to Falassarna.