Must-see places in the area
Falasarna : On the site of the ancient town of Falasarna, merely 30 minutes by car to the west. lies one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on Crete. The size of Falasarna beach enables hοlidaymakers to comfortably enjoy the crystal clear, emerald waters and sandy beach or engage in water sports, which are offered on certain parts of the beach.
Balos or Tigani : A place of outstanding natural beauty, Balos is one of the most distinctive beaches on Crete. The water, shallow and warm, boasts a lovely turquoise color and an exotic white sandy beach. To get there you can drive 7 Km on a rural road from the village of kaliviani and take a footpath the last 2 Km down to the beach. Alternatively, you can get there by boat, on one of the daily cruises to the area that depart from the port in Kissamos.
Chisoskalitisa : On your way to Elafonisi you shouldn’t miss the Monastery of Chrisoskalitisa. Perched high on a rock this striking white religious edifice has been around for centuries.
Elafonisi : One of the best beaches on Crete with white, and in some places, even pink sand – a colour attributed to the thousands of crushed shells. One of the highlights of the area is the lovely Cedar Forest ( Kedrodasos ).
Archaeological Museum of Kissamos : Accommodated in a Venetian-Turkish building of Kissamos, the museum houses local archaeological finds .
Polyrinia : Visit the remains of the ancient town of Polyrinia, which was one of the most important city-states in Western Crete during the Archaic period.
Keep in mind that the untouched landscapes offer holidaymakers an excellent opportunity to enjoy alternative forms of tourism such as hiking, cycling, scuba diving, herb collecting etc.
For more information you can visit the website of Kissamos municipality