Against the backdrop of the White Mountains at the mouth of Souda Bay
is the small agricultural town of Kalives, typical of the Cretan
character – charming busy and muddled - but always relaxed.
Centered on a tree-shaded square, Kalives is a working town and not
just a tourist village; it has a good selection bars, traditional
tavernas and shops like mini-markets, bakery and craft shops. Several
of the tavernas often have traditional music and dancing.
The countryside around Kalives is one of the greenest in Crete, sandy
beaches surround this small town, Kalives itself has two beaches; the
main beach is an arc of golden sand sweeping around the bay and slopes
gently into a shallow sea backed by Tamarind trees and tavernas. The
eastern beach lies beneath the cliffs and houses a small harbour,
which was completely rebuilt in 2000 and now has rather cute street
lamps strung along a the quayside and providing pleasant evening walks.
Kalives is a warm and friendly
little town with lots of charm and Cretan character, perfect for
people looking for a laid back holiday with an authentic feel to it.
Chania Airport to Kalives is approx 28Kms (17miles) - 20mins by taxi