Kastelli Kissamos, Crete

The attractive town of Kastelli is around 36km west of Chania and is the capital of Kissamos County. The town has developed a significant commercial and tourist reputation and is built in a lush fertile valley where olive trees and vineyards flourish.

The port of Kastelli connects Crete with the Peloponnese and the island of Kithira. It is located on the site of the ancient city of Kissamos which was an independent city with an important harbour, Polyrrinia.

A castle was built here during Venetian times, hence the name Kastelli, and its ruins can be visited today. Other interesting things to see include the archaeological finds that are exhibited in the former Venetian-Turkish headquarters and the buildings and ruins of the Roman aqueduct at Kria Vrysi.

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