Kalyves Hotels Crete, Greece

A charming rural village which is largely untouched by tourism with a lovely long beach and a good choice of tavernas and restaurants. The ideal resort for those seeking a relaxed pace of life and peaceful environment.

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Kalyves

Kalyves is positioned about 20km east of Chania and is essentially one long road with side streets leading off it containing houses, shops and restaurants. The village is perfect for those seeking to be positioned in the countryside making it popular with walkers.

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Kalyves Hotels (?)

Kiani Beach Resort Photograph of Kiani Beach Resort
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The Kiani Beach Resort is ideal for families seeking an all-inclusive holiday in a modern hotel. Offering a seafront location with comfortable and well equipped accommodation, and a good range of on-s...

4.6 / 5 from 7 reviews

Kalyves Beach Hotel Photograph of Kalyves Beach Hotel
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On the beachfront and beside the river Xydas the Kalyves Beach Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere coupled with comfortable and spacious accommodation, making this hotel an ideal base for enj...

4.3 / 5 from 11 reviews

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Consisting of comfortable self-catering accommodation the Sunrise Suites are well situated within easy reach of the resort amenities and beach....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Apokoros is a small complex of simply furnished self-catering studios and apartments situated just 20-metres from the beach and only 5-minutes from the resort centre....

Kalyves Reviews

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Kiani Beach Resort
Room:Family Room - Sea View
Board:VIP All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Small, quite village. I recommend to hire a car - this part of Crete is so beautiful and you can enjoy so many beautiful places in just 30 minutes drive from the hotel.

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2017
Accommodation:Kiani Beach Resort
Room:Family Room - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Its picturesque with the hills mountains and the sea. It can feel a little remote since there were no shops etc in the immediate vicinity. It felt very safe. We loved watching the cruise ships all lit up at night sailing through the bay.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Mountain View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

My first visit to Greece in 1995 was to Kalyves. I loved the small friendly village then and little has changed in those years. There are lots more sun beds available at no cost other than buying a drink (you had to get up early to get beds in 1995 which you collected from a chained up stack and paid a couple of drachmas). The small and friendly shops are still there and the relaxed atmosphere was just what I hoped to return to. I wasn't looking for any entertainment and I don't think there is any so if you are looking for clubs and dancing don't choose this resort, but it is why I chose it. Good local busses €2.50 to Chania if you want to explore. Great tavernas, great Greek food. I would recommend this relaxing week in a lovely Greek village.

Holiday Date:22nd Apr 2017
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Felt like a real place rather than just a holiday resort. Really enjoyed mixing with the locals.

Holiday Date:16th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Kiani Beach Resort
Room:Suite - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

A little quiet but perfect for our stay!

Holiday Date:11th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Kiani Beach Resort
Room:Family Room
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

I would definitely go back and would recommend this place to all.

Holiday Date:30th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Quite a remote location but this suited us perfectly for a very relaxed and chilling holiday.

Holiday Date:18th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Mountain View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Holiday Date:10th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Mountain View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

It's a very quiet resort but the hotel makes it an ideal place for a relaxing time in the sun right next to the beach.

Holiday Date:9th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Sunrise Suites Kalyves
Room:Studio - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

A quiet village with very good beach. Good choice of tavernas.

Holiday Date:11th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Kiani Beach Resort
Room:Maisonette Side Sea View - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Nice beach.

Holiday Date:4th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Village is small but quaint. Not touristy at all so has retained its character and culture. Not for those looking for nightlife or lots of gift shops. Beach is lovely but children would need constant supervision in the sea as quite deep in places as sand dips sharply.

Holiday Date:4th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Village is small but quaint. Not touristy at all so has retained its character and culture. Not for those looking for nightlife or lots of gift shops. Beach is lovely but children would need constant supervision in the sea as quite deep in places as sand dips sharply.

Holiday Date:3rd Oct 2015
Accommodation:Kiani Beach Resort
Room:Family Room - Mountain View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Very small town but authentic Greek with few tourists which was lovely. Some great restaurants and bars - We even managed to catch the Rugby World Cup in one bar. We found the food and drink in Kalyves of an excellent quality and very reasonable. Please be aware, if you are going into Kalyves from Kiani Beach at night it is a 2k lengthy but flat walk each way - the road (and a 200m stretch along the beach) are very poorly lit. The bus from the top of the hill near Kiani Beach takes about 20mins to get to Chania which is highly recommended for day or early evening (Note: The last bus back is 20.30hrs). It only costs 2.50 Euros each and is very highly recommended.

Holiday Date:3rd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Kalyves Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

All amenities there in this small town.

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Beaches

A long sandy beach is backed by pine forests and is split into two parts - Maistrali and Xydas. Here you will find shallow waters as well as a range of watersports and sun loungers are laid out ready for hire. For those wishing to explore further, Almyrida Beach is just a ten minute drive away where there is a sheltered cove and plenty of trees for shade.

Nearby Attractions

There are plenty of day trips to be had from Kalyves including taking a 15 minute drive to the ancient ruins of Aptera where there are 1st century Roman ruins. Half an hour away is the lively resort of Chania with its Venetian styled architecture and harbour front fortress.

Quick Facts

Chania Airport is approximately 32km away - transfer time about 45 minutes.

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