Kisamos Old House for Sale: The Location
If you are searching for an unspoiled destination in the Prefecture of Chania, the seaside town of Kissamos (or Kastelli) might be a perfect choice, with a lot of exciting things to see and do, including pristine beaches, old churches, ancient ruins, a lovely port and much more.
Kasteli: A Fortified Settlement of a Charming Beauty
Kasteli Kissamou is located 42 km west of the charming town Chania with its picturesque Venetian Harbour. Kastelli is surrounded by beautiful flower gardens, olive groves, magnificent landscapes, restful green forests and spectacular sea views.
The impressive landscape around Kasteli and Kissamos in general is a real natural paradise for walking holiday fans. The picturesque panorama of the area makes walking, hiking, trekking, horse-riding and mountain biking a truly unforgettable experience, with an exciting new experience around every corner.
During your stay in Kasteli, there are not only picturesque hills and small beaches to discover but also rustic Byzantine churches and chapels, striking enough to be excursion destinations in their own right.
Kasteli Surroundings and Sightseeing
Hardly surprisingly, the overwhelming attraction of Crete for most foreigners is its excellent climate. Greece is the sunniest country in Europe and the climate has been described by the World Health Organisation as among the healthiest in the world. Kasteli is no exception as it’s bolstered by glorious weather for much of the year providing its visitors with plenty of outdoor activities.
Kasteli is built along a wonderful sandy beach in the location where the ancient city of Kissamos stood. The strategic position of the Kasteli, between the two prominent peninsulas of the region – Gramvousa Peninsula and Rodopou Peninsula and the sea and near the national road, offers the ability to the visitor to get at both, as well as the west and the east side of the island.
Do not miss a visit to the magnificent archaeological sites of Falassarna and Polyrinia, the Gramvoussa isles (pirate isles), the beautiful Georges of Topolia, Sirikari and the world-famous lagoon of Balos. South of Kasteli, at a distance of approximately eight kilometres the ruins of the ancient city of Polyrinia – the glorious city that the Dorians built in Crete dating from the 6th century (following the Minoan Period) are worth visiting.
Kasteli Amenities and Kavonisi Port
Kasteli looks spectacular all year round, but on a clear day in summer, the view from the waterfront promenade is not to be missed. In the western part of the village, there is a main road, named Iroon Politexniou St., full of shops and supermarkets.
However, during the summer months, the heart of the Kasteli beats on the waterfront promenade, close to the picturesque Tzanakaki square. The promenade is cemented, so it allows you to have a lovely romantic walk on the seafront and enjoy the magnificent sea view.
The village of Kasteli peaked during the Minoan era and has since left a legacy of rich and fertile lands and beautiful architecture. Its natural environment is exceptional, ideal for the production of quality olive oil and wine. Since the early historical times, Kasteli played a significant role as the region’s capital and economic epicentre of the province of Kissamos.
The port of Kasteli (Kavonisi) is located just outside the city and it is the link between Crete and Peloponnese, joining Kissamos to Kythira, Githio and Kalamata. From this port also depart boats that make day trips to the island Gramvousa and Balos lagoon.