What to See and Do in Kalami

Kalami is a small coastal village with stunning views over Souda Bay. It’s located next to the Turkish fortress, Izzedin, and next to the ancient city of Aptera. A five minute drive will take you to Kalyves or Chania.

Although Kalami is a small village, the local stunning views and delicious Greek food make Kalami a cosy place to visit, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a relaxing holiday.

                                                                         

Siren’s House

The traditional stone build keeps the house cool in the summer and warm in the spring and autumn months. Whether you need a romantic retreat or a cosy house for the entire family, Siren’s House is both spacious and delightfully relaxing.

Both the double and twin bedrooms have their respective en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. You and your loved ones will be able to enjoy the beautiful Kalami and its warm sun on the pebble beach in front of Siren’s House.

 

 

Muses House

Full of charm, this traditional Cretan house is similarly made of stone to ensure it stays cool in the warmer months and warm in the colder months. The cosy fireplace is ideal for any weather, as the burning embers lull you into a state of relaxation.

As a spacious and comfortable house, Muses has a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning, and a twin bedroom with a bathroom and shower. The balcony provides beautiful views, relaxing time in the sun, and a perfect place to enjoy delicious meals.

 

Kalami Beach

Famous for inspiring English author Gerald Durrell in his novel “My Family and other Animals” during his stay in the village. Named after the local reeds (‘kalami’ in Greek), it’s a cosy pebble beach with a cave providing shade for the visitors. Stretching for about 1km, you will find small coves as you walk alongside its shore. Directly above, you can see the church of Agii Saranda.

 

 

Venetian Harbour of Chania

The short drive to Chania will take you to its history-filled harbour, sporting the city’s trademark lighthouse. Built between 1320 and 1356, the harbour was used for commerce and to control the Sea of Crete against pirates. In modern times, it offers moorage for fishing boats, and you can enjoy a romantic and relaxing stroll under the glimmer of the lighthouse.

 

Botanical Garden in Chania

These gardens are perfect for kids to explore a wide variety of plants over an area of 20 hectares. Filled with fruit trees from all over the world, unique ornamental plants, and medicinal herbs. Its microclimate makes an idyllic paradise that homes many animals from the local area.

 

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