35° 27′ 19.3″ N 24° 10′ 12.4″ E
Kaliva Residence is located in Kalyves, a seaside village on the north coast of Crete which retains the original character and the local lifestyle. Kalyves village has two excellent sandy beaches. The first one is located just 4 min walking distance away from our villa while the other one only 8 min walking distance away. Both beaches are organized with sunbeds and umbrellas while you can find a great selection of seafront tavernas offering great meals. Many more sandy beaches can be found in the area in a short drive time distance.
The villa is ideally located close to the village center where you can find several small traditional shops, like butcher, grocery and of course bakeries famous for their excellent cheese and spinach pies. There are several tavernas, either by the sea or in the village square as well as supermarkets, ceramic and jewelry shops, banks, post, doctor, dentist and pharmacy.
Car is not necessary during your stay at the villa. Sandy beaches, tavernas, supermarket, grocery store, bakery etc are located in less than 5 min walking distance away. The villa is a great choice for car free vacations.
On the other hand if you wish to explore Crete, you have to rent a car. The villa is 15 min away (drive time) from Chania City and 40 min away (drive time) from Rethymno City. At both cities you can find a Venetian Old town and Port, while a wide range of activities are offered. Bars, cafes, restaurants shops, museums, many archaeological sites are located in these cities.