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Make a holiday home, apartment, or villa in Kalives, Crete your home away from home

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.

Things to do on holiday in Kalives, Crete

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.

Places to visit on holiday in Kalives, Crete

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.

The weather in Kalives, Crete

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.

Flights to Kalives, Crete

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.

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                                                            A jewel in a little part of paradise

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            We were welcomed by George and shown around the villa, which was very impressive. The photos of the property did not do it justice, as it was tastefully decorated with thoughtfulness throughout. It was sparkling clean and very well maintained. Little touches such as toiletries, beach towels and the welcome pack were so much appreciated. It was close to everything. We loved the beach and restaurants and would have no hesitation in returning. I fell in love with Crete and especially the lovely village of Almyrida. Top marks to Vana and George for offering such a superb place to stay.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                            Beyond Perfect

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            We have just arrived home after a week at Yiannis Cottage. This villa is absolute perfection in a rural location away from the hustle and bustle of the regular tourist areas it is so perfectly tucked away you would be forgiven for missing it. The rooms are large and inviting, the beds are comfortable, it really is a home from home. Yiannis Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with all the latest mod cons. There is even a storage room which had box after box of good quality toys for the children to play with. My husband and I were there with 2 very young children (2 and 1) and nothing was too much hassle. Sifis arranged a car hire for the week and collected us from the airport, on arrival at the villa we met Sifis mother who had provided us with an evening meal, freshly baked cake and enough food in the fridge to see us through our first day. We had a midweek visit to clean the villa and the pool and maintain the garden where we received another delicious home cooked meal. Towards the end of the week, a drop in with a farewell gift. All in all we had a wonderful week, Sifis, Yiannis and family were extremely welcoming and helpful, catering to our every need. The villa is exactly as you see it in the pictures, immaculately kept and it really is the little details that make it exceptional value for money. A car is a must for this villa but there are lots of tourist attractions within a 30 minute drive. Highly recommend the venetian harbour. I wouldn't hesitate to (and already have) recommended Yiannis Cottage to friends and family.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                            Traditional Greek, good value, nice views

                                                            4 of 5
                                                            The apartment was spacious with great balconies. The kitchenette desperately needs updating. and didn't really have enough mod cons for our family. Lovely views and great to sit out on an evening. Staff lovely and friendly. Great value for money
                                                            • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016