MAVROS MOLOS BEACH
The coast "Mavros Molos-Plaka" is a shore length of 500m sandy and the most bustling of the town of Kissamos. Although the area along the coast is populated, there is quiet rich natural vegetation, therefore is protected by special fences. Specifically, along the coast thrives the unique very beautiful endemic species Sea Lilies, which is at risk of extinction and therefore is protected by presidential decree and international treaties. Also, there are many tamarisk trees (in Greek “Armirikia”), which are a kind of salt cedar, that grows and thrives in saline soil and therefore is naturally occurring in many coastal areas whose watery horizon is brackish and serves as a windbreak and for shading the shore.
Mavros Molos means black mole and refers to the black rocks running out to the sea in the middle of the crescent moon shaped beach. The beach has a fringe of cafes and taverns, equipped with the outdoor showers.
Mavros Molos beach is a public, sandy and gently shelving beach, secured by life guards and certified with the Blue Flag, where umbrellas and sunbeds are payable approximately 5 euro per set. The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.
CENTER OF TOWN AND PROMENADE
The centre of the town is reachable easily on foot within 10 minutes from Hotel Peli. There are two parallel shopping streets - the main road Iroon Politechniou and Lionaki-Skalidi street.
In the middle of the main road there is the "Eleftherios Venizelos" square, surrounded by 3 banks with ATMs , a post office, a health clinic, pharmacies and shops. In the old market road, there is also a small square with the cafes, rent a car offices, traditional gyros shops and souvenirs shops. You can also find there the Archaeological Museum and the old chapel of Archangel Michael. From there you can take the downhill street straight to the seaside promenade, where taverns, restaurants, cafe-bars, a candy shop await you.
Opening hours during the summer: Mon, Wed and Sat 8:30-14:00 and Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30-14:00 and re-opening at 18:00-21:00.