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
An all-inclusive stay at a hotel on the sunny Cretan coast, with direct access to a lovely Blue Flag beach
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.