Experiencing traditional Cretan life is always a pleasure, but experiencing it in a village framed by mountains and lush woodland gives the trip another dimension. Located in western Crete and surrounded by the rich vegetation of the Apokoronas region, Kalyves boasts an enviable location with the White Mountains as a backdrop. It's this magnificent setting that ensures Kalyves holidays linger in the memory.
The fishing village’s peaceful atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for those looking to relax, with all amenities close to hand for an easy life. With calm waters, Kalyves Beach complements the village perfectly – it’s clean, sandy and has Blue Flag status – while the resort also makes an ideal base for exploring other similarly enchanting villages in the region, such as Almyrida and Plaka. All of which makes holidays to Kalyves rather special, as you’ll realise the minute you’re welcomed into the village.
Dine by the sea
The Kalyves seafront features a wide range of tavernas, bars and cafés. It’s enjoyable to wander from venue to venue – if you can tear yourself away from the first one.
Head to the beach
Kalyves Beach is wide and sandy with plenty of space and a few tavernas and cafés. It’s perfect for leisurely lounging and swimming, followed by cocktails.
Take a hike
Kalyves is paradise for those who like to explore on foot. Easy-to-follow walking trails include a scenic route to the historic village of Vamos, around four miles away.