The village of Kalives on the Greek island of Crete successfully combines traditional Grecian village with popular tourist destination, resulting in a beautiful place to visit. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and Kalives is located on its northern shore, to the west of the capital, Heraklion.
Self catering accommodation in Kalives, Crete is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Many of the apartments and villas here have shared or private swimming pools perfect for sitting around sunbathing, and of course for taking a dip every now and then to cool off from the Cretan sun! The village of Kalives also has a lovely beach for those holidaymakers who prefer to feel the sand beneath their feet. Although a popular tourist destination, Kalives has retained its traditional village feel so you’ll find local suppliers here selling bread and fresh produce, perfect for stocking up the kitchen of your self catering accommodation! Of course there are also restaurants, tavernas and bars here too for when you want to eat out.
Kalives village is a charming place to visit and its whitewashed buildings are very picturesque. The large church in the centre is the main feature of the village. Just a short distance away is the port town of Chania where you can see the influence of many of the towns past inhabitants – Venetians, Ottomans, Byzantines and more, and the museums are a popular way to find out more about the town’s history. Chania is also a very lively town with a vibrant night life so may be a good place to visit when you want to have an evening out from your self catering accommodation in Kalives!
Of course Crete is full of many other interesting places to visit too, including ancient archaeological finds in Knossos, and scenic landscapes such as the Samaria Gorge.
Kalives and the rest of Crete enjoys a mainly Mediterranean climate. Self catering accommodation in Kalives is most popular during the summer when average high temperatures reach the high 20’s C (low 80’s F) and rainfall is almost nonexistent. Autumn and spring are also popular times when the temperatures remain warm and if you’re mainly interested in sightseeing, winters are sometimes a great time to visit.
The closest airport to your self catering accommodation in Kalives is in the nearby town of Chania. Chania International Airport is relatively small but especially during the summer you can usually find a whole host of charter airlines offering flights to here. For more choice throughout the year Heraklion airport could be considered too. Again a good number of charter airlines fly here, and even budget airline easyJet offers flights to this Cretan city.