Kalyves in 2021
Kalyves (also known as Kalives) is a pretty seaside town on Souda Bay, a 25-minute drive from the enchanting city of Chania in northern Crete. This former fishing village has developed into a bustling resort that has lost none of its charm. It has sandy beaches, a cute little harbour and lots of inviting cafés and tavernas serving local produce. There is a host of things to do in the area, from exploring the picturesque villages that scatter the gorgeous green hills, or hikes in the White Mountains. You could also visit the magnificent Minoan ruins at Aptera, or spend the day in the historic city of Chania.
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Your guide to Kalyves holidays
Kalyves (also known as Kalives) is a charming seaside town, overlooking the fabulous beaches of Souda Bay on the northern coast of Crete. Now a lively little resort, it still retained all the allure of a traditional Greek fishing village and colourful boats still bob in the harbour. There is a wonderful sandy beach, with plenty of amenities, and you’ll find a great choice of inviting tavernas and cafés serving delicious local cuisine. If you want to explore further, take your pick from enchanting hill villages, amazing hikes in the White Mountains, ancient Minoan settlements and the gorgeous and historic city of Chania, just 12 miles away.
The main beach in Kalyves is a gorgeous curve of sand, divided by a small breakwater. It’s very popular with families, thanks to the crystal clear, shallow waters and fine sand. There are lots of facilities, from sun beds and parasols for rent, to beachfront bars and cafés. You’ll also find amenities for water sports, and you can rent out kayaks and paddle boards. If you want to escape the crowds, head to Kiani Akti (also called Glaros) beach, which is about 1 kilometre from the village. A quiet little beach, it has no facilities except for a tavern, so bring shade and a picnic. There are also always all inclusive hotels right on the beach for those who want to keep home comforts nearby.
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Prices last checked at 22:48 26 January 2021