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KISSAMOS (KIS) , Town , CHANIA , GREECE

Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Beach, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Port of entrance, Town hall, Province capital, Castle, Municipal district, Cathedral house, Blue Flag 2014, Blue Flag 2015, Blue Flag 2016, Blue Flag 2017, Blue Flag 2019, Ancient name
Other Names: KASTELLI (Known as:), CISAMUS (Bibliography), MAVROS MOLOS - PLAKA (Name of the beach)
Postal Code: 73400
Tel +30 28220
Altitude: 13 meters
Longitude: 23o 39' 18" E
Latitude: 35o 29' 42" N

Useful Information (7)

Port Authority

Port Authority Station of Kissamos

Tel: +30 28220 22024, Fax: +30 28220 22024

Police

Police Department of Kisamus

Tel: +30 28220 22115

Port information

Kastelli anchorage

Location 35*31' 23*38' (light on the end of the harbour's outer wall) (22820) 22024 VHF Ch 12
The main harbour is in the southwest corner of the Kissamos Bay. The peninsula of Gramvousa is to the west and Spatha Peninsula is to the east. The harbour is below a large mass of rock easily seen from the sea. To the west of the harbour is an abandoned rusting hull of a freighter. To the east is the small fishing/sports harbour and the town of Kastelli.

Facilities: The quay of the main harbour has a taverna and the Port Police. There is water on the quay. The town of Kastelli, 3km east, has fuel, shops for minor repairs and shops for all provisions. There is a Post and a Telephone office in Kastelli. There is a Health Centre in town, private doctors, dentists, and pharmacies. The city of Chania can easily be reached from Kastelli by bus, taxi or car rental. It is one hour away. The sports/fishing harbour has three tavernas, telephone and a puplic boat ramp for small boats. This harbour is 2km from Kastelli.

Comments: The alongside mooring or anchoring in the harbour mole provides good shelter from north, south and northwest winds. The harbour is open to the east and southeast. The harbour mouth is lit by a green light on the right and a red light on the left. The ferryboat to the Peloponnesus docks in the large harbour. The sports/fishing harbour provides stern-to and bow-to mooring for small boats. Most of the harbour is full with fishing boats. The shelter is good in all weather.

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


Kissamos Port


Fishing Harbour


Responsible custom authority

Customs House of Kissamos

Tel: +30 28220 22931

Responsible police authority

Police Department of Kisamus

Tel: +30 28220 22115

Sea transport & tourism companies (1)

Cruise companies

Cretan Daily Cruises

Tel: +30 28220 22888, 24344, 83311, Fax: +30 28220 83321, 83316

It all started in the summer of 1995. Today, more than two decades after our first journey and having hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers, we have gained prominence in the daily cruise sector. Our Consortiums (Cretan Daily Cruises and Chrissi Daily Cruises) now own 11 tourist ships (200-1200 passengers) and organize the following excursions-daily cruises:

WEST CRETE
1. From the port of Kissamos-Chania to the pirate island of Gramvousa and to the exotic Balos lagoon
2. From the port of Souda-Chania to the bay of Souda (exciting pirate day cruises and evening cruises with dinner, live music and dance on board)

EAST CRETE
3. From the port of Ierapetra to the golden island of Chrissi
4. From the port of Makrys Gialos- Ierapetra to the secret paradise of Koufonisi island


Local governments (2)

Town-halls

Kissamos Municipality

Tel: +30 28220 83326-8, Fax: +30 28220 83385

Municipalities' district offices

Selected tourism enterprises (1)

Travel agencies

Danae Travel Bureau

Tel: +30 211 3247512, Fax: +30 211 3221717

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