A picturesque village, still retaining its Cretan character and working local population despite an increasing number of tourists. A Kalives holiday allows you to soak up a genuinely Greek atmosphere and share meals with the locals in the traditional tavernas as well as lying on the blue flag sandy beach and splashing in the shimmering blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Kalives is a relaxed place suitable for all ages, though those seeking the bright lights of nightlife might wish to look further along the coast to Platanias in the west or Rethymnon in the east.
You will find everything you need in Kalives from a bank and post office to petrol and plenty of food supplies. There is a bus service to Chania and an occasional one to Almirida which can also be reached on a pleasant 4km walk – ideally outside the summer heat.
Spring is the ideal time for an Almirida walking holiday. The countryside is full of wild flowers and the wonders of the Lefka Ori – the White Mountains – that rise dramatically above the resort, await your discovery.