An Idyllic Retreat.
I have been travelling to Crete at the end of May for more years than I can remember, but this was my first time in Kalyves. What a result! The apartment was immaculate - light and airy, with the kitchen diner opening onto a balcony with an uninterrupted sea view over the bay. From my extremely comfortable bedroom, with crisp linen and plump pillows and mattress, I could open the french doors onto the balcony overlooking the hillside; I wish I could have bottled the aromatic smell of oregano, cypress and rosemary. This place is a glorious, peaceful retreat from the bustle of life; it is a sensory experience in every way. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and obliging, and I was given a useful welcome pack, containing tea, coffee, butter, marmalade and french toast . It was a 5 minute walk along the road to the nearest taverna, although I favoured the Pipperia which was about an 8 minute walk, virtually across the road from the supermarket which stocked everything you could possibly need. The Pipperia is a quirky painted farmhouse, owned by a family of organic farmers. I used to do a 'Shirley Valentine', sitting by the water's edge, eating the delicious food and drinking their home produced wine. Can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Porto Kalyves Hotel seaside apartments is an eco conscious traditional Cretan group of seaside rental 2unit apartments, absolutely brand-new, that combines the unique Cretan traditional architecture with the modern facilities. The beautiful grounds, the traditional Cretan furniture, the traditional glazed windows, the eco orthobodily mattresses and pillows certified by ISO, will give you dreamy sleep and relaxation in a breathtaking landscape overlooking the endless seductive sea. At a distance of 17km on the west of the city of Chania, 15km far from the airport and 8km far from the Souda port,10m lies the vast sandy beach,50m far from kiosk and 200m far from Super Market. All the rooms have balcony with sea view. There is a fully equipment mini-kitchen, which contains 2 hotplates, a fridge, absorber, kitchen equipment, coffee machine, toaster, boiler, plates, glasses, cutlery and more kitchen and cooking equipment, free wi-fi, satellite TV, air-condition, free parking, pet acceptable.Enjoy the combination of Cretan sandy beaches and Porto Kalyves comfort and it will be like living... Like Gods!!! ... more less
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