Kalives, a beautiful typical western-cretan coastal village has 1100 inhabitants. The village of Kalives is located in Apokoronas, in the prefecture of Chania / Crete / Greece, in the northwest of Crete, about 16 km east of Chania. Not a lot has really changed in this place over the last ten years. Here, the beauty of the mountains (White Mountains, Madares) combines the scene of the blue sea (Bay of Kalives / Souda).

Five incredibly beautiful and safe sandy beaches (Xidas, Maistrali, Kolatos, Kyani Akti, Kera) with clean waters and three small rivers (Xidas, Mesopotamos, Kiliaris), having their origins in the White Mountains, belonging to Kalives.
Two beaches (Akti Xidia und Akti Maistrali) have been awarded by the European Commission with the "Blue Flag" for clean beaches in the past 15 years.

In Kalives, guests can spend a quiet holiday by the sea. In the restaurants and kafenia one can learn to know the traditional Cretan cuisine with its pure and genuine taste of fresh fish, seafood, meat and vegetable dishes. Because the village does not live from tourism only, prices are quite affordable.
From the village there are daily bus services to Chania and to the most of the villages in the Apokoronas and in the Sfakia.
Due to the geographical location of Kalives ( 2 km away from the National road ) the environment and the island can be explored by car or motor bike, taxi or bus straightforward.

Every 30 minutes, from early in the morning until late night, there are buses from the National road going into Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and further to other destinations as well.
The airport of Chania on the Akrotiri peninsula is about 22 km away and easily to be reached.
The distance to the airport of Heraklion is approximately 135 km.
Guests can also travel by boat. The port of Chania in Souda is 12 km away. Holidaymakers coming from the Peloponnese prefer the harbour of Kissamos.

You can find food and vegetable shops selling local fresh and healthy products (dairy, olive oil, wine, honey, citrus fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc.) and a supermarket. The bakery offers traditional Cretan bread, pastries and paximadi. There are small shops with traditional Cretan folk art (bobbin work, linnen, icons, ceramics, jewellery, etc.). There is a post office, banks, pharmacies, doctors and dentists and the hospital of Chania in a distance of 15 km.

The holidaymaker can watch the native Cretans sitting in the kafenia and taverns enjoying the Cretan way of life, but also going to the village church. Here, guests can find Cretan friends for life.
You can go walking in the picturesque streets of the village, in the endless olive groves, vineyards and orange groves, you can visit the neighbouring villages as well as old traditional villages of the Apokoronas.
In the past 15 years Kalives was a popular destination for many holidaymakers who like to come back every year and recommend the site to friends as well.

Here in Kalives, our three small, family-run apartment houses Apartments Thamiris, die Studios Thamirakis and Villa Petros are located directly on the beach.


 

Thamiris Apts - Suites & Studios

Description of the building
 

The Thamiris Apartments are located directly at the sandy beach "Xida" and at the small and wonderful river "Xida" (western shore of the river) with its little boats.

150 m east, the village square of Kalives (church, kafeneia, school, playing ground) is situated. In front of the main entrance there is a small and cared for garden with flowers and trees.

The building is constructed in the traditional Cretan style. It has 3 floors and consists of 14 well-tended, spacious, bright and friendly apartments, depending on the size for three, two or one person/s.

Following the main building and straight behind another bigger cared for garden with lawn, flowers and trees leads directly to the sandy beach.

There you will enjoy bathing with sunbeds under umbrellas.

Ten Apartment have direct sea view, two apartments have sea view to the side and two apartments are at the mountain side.

Each Apartment and each Studio is equipped with air-conditioning system, table, chairs, fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, electrical equipment, kitchenware, coffee machine, water heater, toaster etc., bathroom (bathtub or shower), balcony or veranda to the garden with table and chairs and umbrella on the sea side, river side or mountain side.

There is a free parking in front of the house and a garden with seating accommodation direct in front of the sandy beach.

The Thamiris Apartments are ideal for couples and families, seeking a holiday in a special place, in a friendly, elegant and clean surrounding at the sandy beach (Xidas) and at the small river (Xidas).
 

Description  of the apartments - studios - rooms

A unit can accommodate up to 8 persons.
 

Large apartment (Typ A) with 2 rooms, on the sea side with direct sea view:

This apartment has 2 large rooms: a large bedroom with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a large living room with 2 sofa beds, a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, 2 large balconies or a large veranda with direct sea view.

This apartment is also ideal for families with 2 adults and up to 3 children (sofa bed for 2 children, extra bed or child's cot for the third child).

Apartment (Typ B) with 2 rooms, on the sea side with direct sea view:

This apartment has 2 rooms: a bedroom with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a large living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, 2 large balconies or a large veranda with direct sea view.

This apartment is also ideal for families with 2 adults and up to 3 children (sofa bed for one child, extra bed for the second child, child's cot for the third child)

Large apartment (Typ A1) with 3 rooms, on the corner of the building, on the sea and mountain side:

This apartment has 2 bedrooms (mountain side) with a/c (each 2 single beds or a double bed), a living room with 2 sofa beds on the corner of the building/sea and mountain side, a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, a large balcony on the corner of the building/sea and mountain side and additional 2 balconies on the mountain side.

This apartment is also ideal for 2 couples (4 adults) or for families with 4 adults and up to 4 children (sofa beds for 2 children, child's cots for the 2 children).

Apartment (Typ A1a) with 2 rooms, on the corner of the building, on the sea and mountain side:

This apartment has 1 bedroom (mountain side) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a living room with 2 sofa beds on the corner of the building/sea and mountain side, a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, a very large balcony on the corner of the building/sea and mountain side and an additional balcony on the mountain side.

This apartment is also ideal for families with 2 adults and up to 3 children (sofa beds for 2 children, child's cot for the third child).

Apartment (Typ B1) with 2 rooms, on the mountain side:

This apartment has a bedroom/mountain side (2 single beds or a double bed), a living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, a large balcony on the mountain side.

This apartment is also ideal for families with 2 adults and up to 3 children (sofa bed for one child, extra bed for the second child, child's cot for the third child).

Large studio (Typ A) with 1 room, on the sea side with sea view:

This studio has 1 bedroom (sea view) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed) and a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, a large balcony or a veranda with sea view.

This studio is also ideal for families with 2 adults and up to 2 children (sofa bed for the first child, extra bed or child's cot for the second child).

Studio (Typ B) with 1 room, on the sea side with sea view:

This studio has 1 bedroom (sea view) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, a bathroom, a balcony or a veranda with sea view.

This studio is also ideal for families with 2 adults and up to 1 child (on request: extra bed or child's cot for the child).
 

Thamirakis Studios

Description  of the building

The Thamirakis Studios are located right adjacent to the sandy beach Xida and about 200 m away from the western shore of the small river Xidas. About 50 m east there is the village square of Kalives (church, kafeneia, school, playing ground) and about 100 m away there are the Thamiris Apartments. It is a very quiet, special and small building directly next to the beach.

A quite large and old stone house dating back to the 19th century seperates the main building from the main road which leads through the village.

A large bright corridor and a small well-cared garden with flowers and plants takes us to the Thamirakis Studios.

Following the main building and straight behind another bigger cared for garden with flowers and small trees and seating accommodation leads directly to the sandy beach.

There you will enjoy bathing with sunbeds under umbrellas.

The building is constructed in the traditional Cretan style and consists of 2 floors (mezzanine floor and first floor). There are 8 pleasant, bright, spacious and well-cared 1-room-studios directly situated next to the beach. 4 of them have direct sea views while the other 4 are on the mountain side (one of those has also sea view from the side).

Each Studio has an air-conditioning system, chairs and table, fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, cooker, kitchenware, coffee machine, water heater, toaster etc., bathroom (bathtub or shower), balcony with chairs and table towards sea or mountain side.

In a distance of 30 m there is a private parking and a garden with seating accommodation just next to the beach.

The Thamirakis Studios are ideal for couples and small families seeking a peaceful and especially silent holiday in an elegant and clean surrounding at the sandy beach (Xidas).

 

Description  of the studios - rooms

The studios accommodate up to 4 persons (family).
 

Large studio (Typ A) with 1 room, on the sea side with direct sea view:

This studio has 1 large bedroom (sea view) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a bed sofa, a fully equipped kitchenentte, a bathroom, a large balcony with sea view

This studio is also ideal for a family with 2 adults and up to 2 children ( bedsofa for one child, extra bed or child's cot for the second child).

Studio (Typ B) with 1 room, on the sea side with direct sea view:

This studio has 1 bedroom (sea view) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a fully equipped kitchenentte, a bathroom, a balcony with sea view

This studio is also ideal for a family with 2 adults and 1child (on request: extra bed or child's cot for the child)

Studio (Typ A1) with 1 room, on the corner of the house, on the mountain/sea side with sea view from the side:

This studio has 1 bedroom (mountain/sea side) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a fully equipped kitchenentte, a bathroom, a balcony on the mountain/sea side with sea view from the side.

This studio is also ideal for a family with 2 adults and 1 child (on request: extra bed or child's cot for the child)

Studio (Typ B1) with 1 room, on the corner of the house, on the mountain/sea side with sea view from the side:

This studio has 1 bedroom (mountain side) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a fully equipped kitchenentte, a bathroom, a balcony on the mountain side.

This studio is also ideal for a family with 2 adults and 1child (on request: extra bed or child's cot for the child).

 

Villa Petros

Description  of the building:

The 2 Studios can accommodate up to 7 persons.

The building "Haus Petros" is situated at the sandy beach of "Kolatsou".

It is located at the western entrance of Kalives, about 600m west of the village square (church, kafeneia, school and playing ground) and about 750m/600m from the Thamiris Apartments and the Thamirakis Studios.

The building is an old small house dating back to the 18th. Century and built in the traditional Cretan style operating as studios only for a short time.

It is a small, very quiet and especially private place with one floor.

A very large well-cared garden with flowers and trees seperates the small building from the main road of the village.

Following a side of the garden one can reach the main entrance of the house which leads also onto the veranda with cared for garden with trees and flowers. The building/garden is situated next to the sandy beach (Kolatsos) and to the sea.

Haus Petros consists of 2 pleasant, bright and spacious 1-room-studios at the sea.

These 2 extraordinary studios are located next to each other and adjacent to the sandy beach “Kolatsou”.

Both studios have direct sea view and also views towards the mountain side. Each studio has air-conditioning system, table, chairs, fully equipped kitchennette with fridge, electrical equipment, kitchenware, coffee machine, water heater, toaster etc., bathroom (bathtub or shower), balcony with chairs and tables and umbrella on the sea side and a veranda in the garden on the mountain side with the same equipment.

Haus Petros - Villa Petros has a private parking, a garden with seating accommodation and is located at the sea with a sandy beach – a unique, special and totally private place.

The building is ideal for couples and families seeking a peaceful and totally silent holiday in an elegant and clean surrounding at the sandy beach (Kolatsos).

 

Describtion  of the studios - rooms

The 2 Studios can accommodate up to 7 persons.

Large studio (Typ A) with 1 room on the sea side with direct sea view:

This studio has 1 large bedroom (sea view) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a bed sofa, a fully equipped kitchenentte, a bathroom, a large balcony with sea view, a large veranda on the mountain side (garden).

This studio is also ideal for a family with 2 adults and up to 2 children (bedsofa for the first child, extra bed or child's cot for the second child).

Studio (Typ B) with 1 room on the sea side with direct sea view:

This studio has 1 bedroom (sea view) with a/c (2 single beds or a double bed), a fully equipped kitchenentte, a bathroom, a balcony with sea view, a veranda on the mountain side (garden)

This studio is also ideal for a family with 2 adults and 1 child (on request: extra bed or child's cot for the child).

 

 

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