Polirinia

Ancient Polirinia
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–Ancient Polirinia–

Polyrrinia is a village and an archaeological site in the Chania regional  7 km from Kissamos.The ruins of the ancient city Polirinia are located on a steep hill overlooking the Cretan and Libyan Sea. The city was probably founded by the Achaeans in 1100BC and flourished during the Roman period.

 

The ports of Polirinia were Falassarna and Kissamos. It developed close trade relations with Sparta, Milos, Rhodes, Thiva, the coasts of Ionia and Egypt. Apart from trade, the town was apparently famous for livestock, as the name comes from the words “polla rinia” which means many lambs.

 

Rolling hills, sleepy villages, olive groves, remains of old civilizations combined with splendid views of the Bay of Kissamos.There are several signs in the village that will point you to places of interest.  In the lower part of the village you can see some remains of a Roman aqueduct.Further up there is a building with huge Venetian arches as well as a really pretty rock chapel (with a lovely shaded yard outside the church) which is well worth a visit.

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      Very quiet hotel, right by the beach. Nice staff, decent breakfast and the balconies were perfect in the evenings to sit and watch the waves go by. You're a good walk away from Kissamos village so hire bikes or get a car. We hired bikes...More

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    10/02/2017

      Excellent hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean. The best Cretan food I have ever had & very reasonable prices.The location is very peaceful and the views are wonderful.Going back again this year.

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    7/23/2018

      Our stay at Antonis' place was fantastic. Our room was lovely with a great balcony for relaxing in the evening. The best part was the restaurant and the outdoor area around the pool and the essentially private beach area. Antonis' mum cooked dinner every evening...More

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