AutoRentals Crete in Kalyves
Kalyves is a beautiful seaside village, in the area of Apokoronas, on Souda Bay located 123km away from Heraklion airport, 26km from Chania airport and 47km from Rethymnon City.
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It is popular, together with Almyrida close by, for their beautiful beaches.
Kalyves is built amphitheatrically along the beach which is well organized. The river Xydas divides the village in 2 parts with beautiful bridges that give a special vibe to the village.
There is also another beach on the other side of Xydas, which is more relaxed.
On the east of the village on Kastelli Hill there are the remains of Castel Apicorno from which the whole area of Apocoronas takes its name, and was destroyed by the famous pirate Barbarosa.
There are many small hotels, apartments, studios, Airbnb, let rooms to choose from as well as tavernas, restaurants, cafes to enjoy local food.
There is a post office, a medical center, supermarkets and pharmacy.
It is an ideal place for family vacation.
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Very close by is the archeological site of Aptera that is worth visiting.
Plaka, Kokkino Horio, Drapanos, Ombros gyalos, Aspro, Xirosterni, Gavalochori, Armeni and Vamos are some villages around worth visiting.
Enjoy a fantastic day by driving south at Chora Sfakia and Fragkokastello.
Close by is the town of Rethimnon and on the way the village of Georgioupolis is a must visit.
Chania town with the Old Venetian port and the museums and the small narrow streets is a day trip that you can’t miss.
From the port of Kastelli Kissamos another amazing day trip is by boat to Gramvousa and Balos lagoon.