Sights KISSAMOS (Town) CHANIA - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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Beautiful locations

Polirinia

POLYRRINIA (Ancient city) CHANIA
  The view from the ancient city is exceptional. To the north, one can see the sea of Kissamos Bay and to the south the dramatic formations and gorges of the mountains, which are covered in flowers in the spring.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


Castles, fortresses & fortifications

Venetian Castle

KISSAMOS (Town) CHANIA
  The name Kastelli came from the Venetian castle that was in the town but the town's formal name is Kissamos. The bombing of World War II mostly destroyed the castle.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


Gorges & Ravines

Sirikari Gorge

SIRIKARI (Village) CHANIA
  It is a beautiful gorge in Kissamos that starts from the village of Mesa Sirikari (at an altitude of 500 m and a distance of 50 km from Chania) on the Chania - Kalergiana Kissamou - Kalathenes - Sirikari route. It ends in Polyrrinia Kissamou (at an altitude of 400 m), six km distant from the town of Kissamos.
  It is wooded with chestnut tress at the beginning, and then with plane trees, cardoons, wild olive trees, hollies, locusts, lentisks etc., and with aromatic herbs like the sage burning bush.
  Half way you meet the source of "Gra Vrissi" which is full legends, some of which refer to the "demons" and "goblins" of the gorge. Its crossing requires 3 to 3,30 hours and is fairly easy. At the exit you will find the ruins of the famous ancient city of Polyrrinias.
This text is cited April 2003 from the Prefectural Committee for Tourism Promotion of Chania pamphlet.

Houses

The Venetian villa in Kalathenes

KALATHENES (Village) CHANIA
  In the village of Kalathenes there are the remains of an interesting Venetian building in the area named Rotonda. It was a villa of a Venetian noble built on unknown architectural principles. The impressive portal and the courtyard are still evident. A woman is living in the villa who does traditional weaving and spins her own wool.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


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