Lousakies

The village Lousakies is a small village of Chania; according to the latest data has about 150 permanent residents. The houses are all built on top of a hill nine kilometers south of Kissamos, at an altitude of 262 meters and 51 kilometers west of the city of Chania.

From the village Lousakies, the visitors have panoramic view over the bay of Kissamos. Neighboring villages are Gkalouvas, Zachariana, Merada, Metoxi and Fterolaka.

In the cemetery of Loussakies, there is the Byzantine church of St. Polycarp, Charalambos and Nikolaos, with cruciform shape and circular dome at the center and one kilometer from the village and on the settlement of Zacharianon is located the Byzantine Church of Our Lady, which is considered to have been built in the 10th century.

Lousakies is considered the homeland of round from Kissamos, a traditional Cretan dance, first performed there in the mid- 18th century, according to the tradition. Locals and visitors have the chance to dance at a festival in the church of Astratigos in Lousakies each 15th of August.