Calming Kissamos holidays 2021
Situated on the rugged north-west corner of Crete, Kissamos is characterised by its rolling hills dotted with olive trees. With lots of charming settlements and an enchanting coastline, your Kissamos holiday promises to be a breathtaking getaway. The island of Crete is well known for its coastal treasures and immense natural beauty, and Kissamos certainly doesn’t disappoint. The low-key resort sits on one of the most unspoilt and stunning spots on the island, so be sure to pack your camera.
Beyond the obvious lure of the beaches and clear blue sea, you’ll discover much more on a holiday in Kissamos. Embrace the culture and character of Greece, whether out in the countryside or in one of the towns or villages in the area. The food is second to none in these parts, so make sure you visit a traditional taverna or two for a sumptuous bite to eat during your stay. If you want an unforgettable holiday in 2021, Kissamos is calling your name.
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History buffs should head to the Archaeological Museum of Kissamos
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Go back in time and explore the treasure of the past on your Kissamos holiday. The Chania region is full of history and ancient remnants. The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos will allow you to delve into the history and culture 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 allow you to experience even more of the area’s history.
If you’re keen to explore the local environment, you’ll come across some outstanding natural wonders. The well-known Cave of Agia Sophia near Kissamos is a remarkable sight, full of twisted stalagmites and stalactites. The Sirikari Gorge that runs from the village of Sirikari down to Polyrrinia can be explored on a three hour walk, where you will see a wealth of beautiful plants and as well as wild animals. Another gorge, the Keramari Gorge near to near Kissamos, is the entrance to the traditional village of Milia.
The lure of the ocean has never been greater than on Kissamos holidays. There is a wonderful choice of beaches to descend upon, all promising immense indulgence on glorious soft sands and in the warm, clear waters of the Aegean. Separated by a canal, there are two beaches in Kissamos, the pebbly Telonio beach to the east and the sandy Mavros Molos in the west.
Nearby, Balos Beach and lagoon is an undeniably idyllic setting. Known for its remarkable blue waters, it’s perfectly calm and great for little ones to splash around. Kedrodasos Beach and Sfinari Beach will provide even more satisfaction for beach bums searching for thrills and spills in the sun, including water sports.
An hour’s drive away in the south west of Crete, sits the beach of Elafonissi with its magical pink sand. It’s a very popular beach and the unique sands are definitely worth seeing, as is the islet of Elafonissi, which is separated from the mainland by a pretty lagoon.
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