Kissamos (Greek: Κίσσαμος) is a town and municipality in the west of the island of Crete, Greece. It is part of the Chania peripheral unit and of the former Kissamos Province which covers the northwest corner of the island. The city of Kissamos is also known as Kastelli-Kissamou and often known simply as Kastelli after the Venetian castle that was there. It is now a port and fishing harbour, with a regular ferry from the Peloponnese via Kythira. A town museum is located in the old Venetian governor's palace and there have been important archaeological finds in the town, including fine mosaics, dating from the Roman city of Kissamos, the port of Polirinia (ancient Polyrrhenia). The head town of the municipality (Greek: Δήμος Κισσάμου) is Kastelli-Kissamos itself.
The municipality Kissamos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units:
The municipal unit Kissamos includes the Gramvousa peninsula and islets, and the islet of Pontikonisi, and the villages of Sfinari, Koukounaras, Polirinia, Platanos, Lousakia, Sirikari, Kallergiania and Kalathena.
Manos Katrakis (1908-1984), actor
List of communities of Chania
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
Divisions of the Chania prefecture
Provinces of the Chania prefecture
Municipalities of the Chania prefecture
Akrotiri | Anatoliko Selino | Armeni | Chania | Eleftherios Venizelos | Fres | Georgioupoli | Innachori | Kandanos | Keramia | Kissamos | Kolymvari | Kryonerida | Mousouri | Mythimna | Nea Kydonia | Pelekanos | Platanias | Sfakia | Souda | Theriso | Vamos | Voukolies
Non-municipal communities of the Chania prefecture
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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