Kalyves Beach Hotel
What We Love
- A bounty of Cretan charm at a traditional hotel set right on the beach, with all-inclusive board Eating barbecued sardines on the waterfront
- Wandering through the Venetian-style alleyways and harbourfront fortress of Chania
- Taking a trip out onto Lake Kournas to admire the serene views
What To Know
- Set on the secluded northern shore of Crete
- The hotel has direct access to the Blue Flag beach
- There are two swimming pools, but keep in mind that towels cost extra
The scenic island of Crete has a diverse landscape of beautiful golden beaches and striking rocky peaks overlooking the enchanting Aegean Sea; all of which can be enjoyed from the small fishing village of Kalyves on the island’s northern shoreline. Relax and unwind in this picturesque setting where culture and history are set against the magnificent backdrop of the ethereal White Mountains.
Kalyves Beach Hotel occupies an enviable position, with direct access to a long stretch of sandy Blue Flag beach. Inside, tiled flooring, wicker-style furniture, arched doorways and alcoves reiterate a Mediterranean vibe, and guests can enjoy indoor swimming, a mini-spa with Jacuzzi and sauna, an intimate outdoor pool area lined with sunbeds, plus drinking and dining options looking out to the sea or the Xydas river.
The large fishing village of Kalyves brims with Cretan character and its terracotta buildings and domed monuments pepper charming local walks. Nearby towns house historic attractions and stunning trails and walks in equal measure. Be sure to visit the laid-back old town of Rethymon for its glorious architecture, including the Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, or set out on a horse riding expedition, a sailing trip or a diving excursion to Elephant’s Cave.
How to Get There
Stayed for a week in mid October. Was lucky and had lovely weather. Hotel is in a very quite spot right on the beach. Nice small sandy beach. Little river running at side with few geese. Very quiet place, only one road running through with few shops. Lovely hotel in two buildings with only two floors which we like. Our room was large and comfortable with a view of the sea, tea and coffee facilities and slippers and a fridge. Good shower and comfy beds. Two small outdoor pools and a small indoor pool and jacuzzi which you book for. Nice outside seating area and indoor lounge area. Found the staff all very helpful and the food excellent with a good choice for all. The chef was very friendly and gave us some of his recipes. We found everyone frindly and welcoming and had a lovely relaxing quite break. It is a good place for relaxation which we did but not for people wanting nightlife. There was entertainment on most nights which was very good, a band, a saxaphonist, a magician etc. We just went on the local bus to Chania for a couple of euros which was hourly from outside the hotel and took about twenty minutes. There is a lovely pedestrianised street going down to the harbour there where you can get boat trips and horse and carriage rides and lots of resteraunts and bars etc. Its very easy to find from the bus station just a few minutes walk. It was my birthday whilst away and my husband organised a party in the conference room and a lot of people came, they made me a cake also and brought it out for me. We like to try different dishes whilst away and so enjoyed the variation of food which the chef always did something different with. Would recommend if you want a quite relaxing break. We really enjoyed it.
Just back from a lovely week at the resort,you must have a massage from Roberto..AMAZING..Lovely staff,good food and a lovely quiet location to recharge the batteries.A trip to old town Chania is a must.Lots of lovely places to eat on the seafront..
Visited recently with my son and there is not enough to say it was great!!!. A lovely hotel with beautiful wievs and the beach near by. The place itself so charming but it's the people who made it all. To start with the front desk ladies from reception being exeptionaly helpfull and lovely to the waiting staff ever so professional and the chefs ....thank you for lovely food!. And let's not forget the cats making sure everything was puurfect????