Kissamos offers a lot of food and drink options, our office suggests the best, combined with nightlife and beautiful beaches.
The beach of old Telonio is located along a pedestrian street next to the sea 100m north from the town’s center. It’s a meeting point of the locals but of visitors of Kissamos as well. There you will find traditional taverns, restaurants, fast food and cafes next to the sea with view the infinite blue of Kissamos bay.
Start your morning with café, juices, ice cream or a sweet in one of the cafes. For lunch or dinner you can enjoy the traditional Cretan cuisine in one of the restaurants while late in the night the bars will provide you with ample drink and music for every taste.
The picturesque Skalidi street with its small commercial stores used to be the old town’s center ‘’old market’’ (agora) as today. The trademark of the market is the architecture of the preservable buildings with the traditional arches. Here you will find traditional cafes, restaurants, internet café. Don’t miss to visit the commercial shops for souvenirs and mementos.
The main beach of Kissamos where most locals choose for swimming. It is located northwest (1 km) of Kissamos and it is a big bay which used to be the port of Kissamos in ancient times.
It’s sandy with shallow waters while a few meters from the sea there are many cafeterias, bars, taverns and hotels. It is an organized beach with umbrellas, loungers, baywatch, shower and blue flag.
Limni (small port) and Kavonisi port
This small picturesque fishing port of Kissamos (1.5 km from the center) with fishing tavern and café is the main element of the traditional side of Kissamos, with its small fishing boats attracting a lot of visitors who want to try fresh fish.
2 kilometers further from the small port you will meet the main port of town named Kavonisi port. Here is where the ships depart for the daily cruises of Gramvousa and Balos, ships for private cruises and the ship of Lane Lines with destinations to Antikithira, Kithira, Peloponnesus and Piraeus. In the port of Kissamos you will find a traditional tavern with delicious fresh fish and sea food in a beautiful environment.
Drapanias is a coastal village with relatively small touristic development especially the last years with only a few and small hotels, apartments to let and a camping. Along the road in the beach of Drapanias there are many café-restaurants in which you can enjoy your food or drink next to the sea. Here lies the magnificent villa of Trevizan.
Kaliviani is a picturesque village west of Kissamos (around 5 km) developing in the last years with many hotels, houses for rent, villas and rooms. In Kaliviani there are cafes and some of the best taverns of Chania with traditional Cretan food where during the summer period you will have to go very early in order to find a seat! Apart from the traditional tavern you will also find taverns with more creative cuisine but based on the Cretan tradition and local products.
Kaliviani is the last village before the Balos lagoon. Hundreds of people go from this point without this, however, meaning that it loses its identity. It is definitely a picturesque village that you shouldn’t miss.
Platanos – Falassarna
The village of Platanos is the biggest village of Kissamos 9km away and close to the Falassarna beach. In Platanos you will find exceptional taverns and cafes, super markets, gas stations, pharmacy, bank and of course very good bakeries that you should visit.
Falassarna is only 5km from Platanos in an enjoyable route with stunning amphitheatrical view. The beach is one of the most famous in Crete, the biggest in Kissamos and of course worthy of the blue flag.
On your way you will find many good taverns while next to the sea there are many Café snack bars where you can enjoy the enchanting sunset listening to summer music. Later in the afternoon you can enjoy more music and a lot of happenings.
A few kilometers before Kissamos (around 8) there is the coastal village of Nopigia. The options in Nopigia are many as the area and the dirt coastal road is offered for walking, cycling, music and theater nights to the very beautiful and picturesque ‘’Stony Theater’’ that exists there.