Kissamos


Kissamos

Infobox Greek Dimos
name = Kissamos
name_local = Κίσσαμος


periph = Crete
prefec = Chania
population = 7463
population_as_of = 2001
area =
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lat_deg = 35
lat_min = 29
lon_deg = 23
lon_min = 39
postal_code = 734 00
area_code = 28220
licence = ΧΝ, XB
mayor = Andreas Varouchakis
website = [http://www.chania.gr/dimoishow.jsp?lang=en&id=14 Kissamos Website]



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Kissamos ( _el. Κίσσαμος) is a town and municipality in the west of the island of Crete. It is part of the Kissamos Province which covers the northwest corner of the island. The city of Kissamos is officially 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 ( _el. Δήμος Κισσάμου) is Kastelli-Kissamos itself. The municipality includes the Gramvousa peninsula and islets, and the islet of Pontikonisi, and the villages of Sfinari, Koukounaras, Polirinia, Platanos, Lousakia, Sirikari, Kallergiania and Kalathena.

ee also

*List of communities of Chania

References

External links

* [http://www.chania.gr/dimoishow.jsp?lang=en&id=14 Municipality description]
* [http://www.gtp.gr/LocPage.asp?id=556&SearchType= GTP description]


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