Experience the warmth and renowned authentic Cretan hospitality in the picturesque Kalyves village in Chania. Live your life as a local in this traditional village of Crete and discover its beauties as they unfold on your passing. Explore Kalyves village on foot as you lose yourself amidst the streets and alleys, enjoy your coffee the traditional way at one of the local cafés “kafeneion” on the village’s central square and buy authentic local products and artifacts from the village’s specialty stores, the butchers, the bakery, the market, the traditional barrel maker store selling wine as well as the ceramic and jewellery shops. Mingle with the locals at the central square as you enjoy a meal or drink by the church of Agia Parakevi and take in the authentic beauty.
Retaining its original character and local lifestyle, Kalyves village is an ideal choice for a tranquil escape in the island of Crete. Take a stroll on the villages’ main square and cross the bridge over the river Xydas, marvel the flora and fauna at the banks of the river and watch the ducks pass you by. Kalyves village offers the perfect starting point for walks to the area’s two incredible beaches, visits to nearby villages including Almyrida, Kalami, Armeni, Aptera with its archaeological site and Nio Horio as well as sightseeing excursions to the greater region of Apokoronas in Chania. Beautifully set in the heart of Kalyves village, Kalyves Beach hotel in Chania offers the ultimate choice for your family vacation or romantic holidays in Crete as well as the perfect base for your explorations in the region of Apokoronas.
The quaint Kalyves village in Chania is favoured by many as it offers a quiet hideaway for families and couples alike. Tranquil and picturesque the village offers all that a traveller may desire for an authentic Kalyves holiday including two amazing Blue Flag beaches with shallow waters and several suggestions for excursions both for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers as there is a large number of migratory birds and endemic species worth seeing. Set off for relaxing walks on the beach and the lush surrounding areas, visit the Diktamos Gorge and follow the paths of the countryside through fragrant groves, pasture lands and tiny hamlets, sit on the side of the river Xidas or Koiliaris and marvel the dramatic backdrop of the world famous White Mountains of Greece. Enjoy your holidays in Kalyves and the best of sightseeing in Chania while staying at one of the best seaside resorts of Crete.