Kalyves, 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.


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 (4)

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

The Kiani Beach Resort is ideal for families seeking an All Inclusive holiday in a modern hotel. Offering a seafront location with comfortable accommodation, guests of all ages will find apt entertain...

On the beachfront, the Kalyves Beach Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere coupled with comfortable and spacious accommodation, an ideal base for enjoying what Kalyves has to offer....

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....


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.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Kalyves


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