Kasteli Kissamou | the town

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Kastelli Kissamou, which has been renamed to Kissamos since 1966, is a small picturesque town spreading out on the edge of Myrtilos Bay between the peninsula of Gramvousa and Spatha. It owes its name to the Venetian fortress that was built there.

The shape of the fortress was an asymmetrical pentagon and, like all Venetian fortresses, had barracks, prisons, a chapel and a well. Its historical route dates back to the beginning of the 13th century, with an important place in the revolutions against the Venetians and the Ottoman Empire, as well as in the Greek-Turkish War of 1897.