'The real Crete' is charming, quaint and inviting … but most people like it better when it's a little diluted with contemporary comforts. With holidays in Kalives, that's just what you get. There are beautiful views in every direction …the deep blue of Souda Bay framed by the rugged coast of the Akrotiri Peninsula ... Citrus and olive groves, and the soaring White Mountains as a backdrop.
Yet Chania is an easy bus ride away – with its bars, discos and busy shopping streets. International dishes feature with local favourites in the clutch of eateries in Kalives. And holiday accommodation includes all the mod cons you'd expect for a Greek island holiday.
A very traditional village, Kalives holidays focus on a long and lovely sandy beach … a beach that's naturally relaxing and almost never crowded. Small wonder that families find this place irresistible. With just enough shops to browse in … and very little else, the daytime tempo is somewhere between slow and stop. Evenings get a bit livelier though. The local tavernas are at their busiest on balmy summer nights, so there's no shortage of fresh fish specialities and authentic Cretan cuisine. And without the premium prices of the more famous resorts, you'll find your souvenirs (and your suppers) are comparatively cheap. Holidays in Kalives can turn into a bit of a bargain.
If you're lucky, late deals on last minute holidays could make it even better.
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Our hotels and apartments in Kalives include Kalyves Villas.
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