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Kalives, Chania Crete

Situated 19 kilometers far from Chania, at the East, close to the beach, Kalyves is a village with 1289 permanent residents.

It is a beautiful village, with the old stone houses blended with recent constructions and forming two separate quarters, with a characteristic island style. The river Xydes passes through the village, giving a particular character to it and freshness to the atmosphere.

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It is worth seeing the ruins of the ancient town Ippokoronion on the hill named Kastelli.

At the square of the village you will find the traditional watermill, one of the first used in the prefecture, constructed in early 20 th century.

If you drive around, at the area of Kalyves you may visit the traditional villages of Mahairoi with stone houses and benches and an small open theatre, a village listed by the Ministry of Culture as a traditional village with conservation status , Neo Horio, 2 kilometers at the southwest, where you can see the Venetian oil press construction and an old well and Armenoi, 4 kilometers at the southwest, with brooks, plane trees and a cool atmosphere.

Also don’t miss to visit the springs of Zourpos and follow the river Koiliaris, 2 kilometers at the northeast; at the mouth of the river you will find wonderful beaches.

Two local feasts (“panighyri”) take place on the 26 th of July on the feast of Aghia Paraskevi at Kalyves and on 20 th of July, in honor of Prophitis Ilias at Armeni.

Several hotels, studios and rooms to let offer to the visitor a wide range for accommodation. Taverns and restaurants as well as bars and cafes are available.

Access is possible by public bus and taxi from Chania, as well as by private and rented car and motorbikes. 
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