Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Artemis is a beautifully kept small holiday complex, located 400 meters from the sandy beach of Kalives and it is enjoying fantastic views to the sea and the peninsula across. The lavish gardens full of rare flowers and herbs, are complemented with olive and fruit trees and small paths through these wonderful gardens lead to a large pool and children's pool surrounded by grassy areas. Whether you wish to enjoy a walk around the lovely countryside, a relaxing day by the pool or just to read your book under the olive tree shade, this place can only delight the guests!
The villa-like building is designed in such way so it offers privacy to each unit. On ground floor there is the two bedroom apartment enjoying the space of a private patio. There is a BBQ area with pergola on one edge of the fenced land, and a private shaded car park on the other edge. None of these obstruct any of the views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Crete region
Welcome to beautiful Crete and Hania, a heavenly and pure land brimming with natural beauty, history, memory and culture. It is a land whose visitors will experience nature in all its glory and will encounter breathtaking sights.
Endless stretches of seashore bordered in frothy lace, inlets and islands of exotic beauty and sandy beaches tucked away at the foot of forbidding mountains. Impenetrable but yet such majestic gorges, holy caves, blessed rivers and lush, green plains, thickly covered with olive and citrus trees. It is a self-sufficient land in every way that is rich in endemic and rare flora and fauna.
The works of art produced by man will also not leave any visitor indifferent. He will bow with awe in respect for the intimidating remains of past civilizations that still stand proud, examples of creative spirit and signs of human futility, vigorous warriors of bitter and ravenous time. He will relive moments of legend, history and glory since memories of the past will awaken and resurrect themselves in his passing. Here he will satiate his hunger for colour and aroma, he will savour original and unique tastes, and he will overhear stories about experiences taken from the passion and wisdom of a people whose roots and endurance are embedded deep in history. He will live intense contrasts and feelings, he will juxtapose the old with the new and he will respect modern life through the eyes of wisdom gained from tradition. Perhaps most importantly, the visitor will encounter people who recognize life's gifts and value. The Cretan soul will infuse him with the feeling of true hospitality and will leave him mesmerized and forever partial to its beauty.
Welcome to beautiful Hania.
Let yourself enjoy everything it so generously has to offer.
The Apokoronas region to the east of Chania is a very fertile area with several sandy beaches at Almirida, Kalives and Georgioupolis. Apokoronas is one of the most picturesque areas of the province of Chania with many attractive and authentic villages.
Kalives: A wonderful seaside village, retaining the pace of the local lifestyle. The White Mountains dominate the area behind it and provide a dramatic backdrop that contrasts the sandy beaches. There are two beaches, one near our apartments very long and sandy with a beach-taverna, that rarely gets crowded: the other one, 1 km away, is at the edge of the central village and is hosting the small harbour. Here, another great selection of tavernas by the seafront, offer excellent meals. Kalives without being spoiled by tourism provides all the necessary amenities for couples and families. The local square, shaded by a huge plane tree, has the traditional kafeneion where tourists get-together with locals and watch the world go by! Lovely colourful churches, several shops and supermarkets blend-in perfectly with the tourist accommodation that includes from small cottages, to apartment complexes, hotels and luxury villas.
There are wonderful walks in this lush area, including the Diktamos Gorge and several other countryside walks through orange and lemon groves by the sides of rivers Xidas and Koiliaris. Extending several kilometers inland it is rich in olive and citrus groves, pasture lands and tiny hamlets rarely visited by tourists.
In the spring-time, the fields, groves and tracks are filled in endless varieties of flora including many species which are endemic to Crete. Birdwatchers will find a large number of local as well as migratory birds to see, ranging from tiny warblers to large buzzards, eagles and hawks. Kournas freshwater-lake, is nearby and offers a nature’s reserve rich in wild flowers, herbs and birds.
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20 Aug 2014
"Beautiful, quiet and peaceful with stunning views to match and definitely not Malia!"
Stayed with wife and two young children, 10 and 13. Just got back from 2 weeks in August. A lovely, peaceful location away from the main resort which itself was very quiet and not crowded even in Aug… More
30 Jul 2013
"An oasis of calm"
If you are looking for a holiday base where you can relax and unwind, the look no further.
We were greeted with a very warm welcome from the owners and their beautiful animals, the apartment was well equipped, very clean and there was even a welcome pack including wine, water and cake.
The small complex is very peaceful and the pool area has everything for shade and sun lovers. Each apartment has plenty of "personal" outside space for relaxing.
Kalyves town is a short distance away, with some good restaurants and drinking bars. If you're looking for night clubs etc in the evening, you will be disappointed. Just sit back with the locals and enjoy people watching.
I would recommend hiring a car to explore this lovely part of the Island.
14 Jul 2013
"Ideal surroundings laying by the pool under the olive trees looking at the fantastic view over the sea."
We are a family of 4 (children aged 11 and 12) who stayed at the Artemis apartments last week. The apartments are located a short drive/walk from the village of Kalyves which has a good selection of s… More
28 Jun 2013
"Lovely as Usual"
The Artemis apartments in Kalvies are just wonderful, your hosts Yanis & Maria are 2 of the nicest people you could wish to meet. nothing is to much trouble for them, they like to bring you freshly s… More
22 Dec 2012
"Wonderful Artemis Apartments in the north west of beautiful Crete"
We have stayed at the Artemis Apartments in Kalives, Crete each year for over 10 years, and we are expecting to stay there again in 2013. Nestled overlooking Souda Bay and amongst the olive trees, you… More
11 Dec 2012
"An idyllic tonic for the soul"
Artemis is beautifully secluded. There is a cool, inviting turquoise pool with a glorious view of the bay from it's hilltop location, with it's calm, never ending sapphire sea and a pure, c… More
26 Nov 2012
We have been going to Artemis Apartments in Kalives for four years now, once you have been you will go back time and time again. Peaceful setting amongst the olive groves. They are family run apartmen… More
22 Nov 2012
"Superb,quiet,peaceful,lovely views, gardens and pool,friendly owners"
After 14 visits we still love the outlook. the pool, gardens, the roomy and comfortable apartments and the peace and quiet and the warm reception and care of Ioannis and Mariawho are always welcoming … More
22 Oct 2012
"Beautiful views and the kindest of hosts."
I stayed at the Artemis Apartments with my 3 adult sons and we loved every minute. Our hosts Yanis and Maria were so kind and welcoming and the amenities were simple but tip top. The pools were very well kept and had stunning views, the gardens were really well tended and full of colour and heavenly perfume, the small library catered for all comers and there was Wifi. We had a larger apartment that was well furnished and comfortably slept 4 adults and could have slept 5. We had access to a beautiful terrace and garden and a long sandy beach was only 5 minutes away. It had a bit of a steep slope for the return journey so I would agree that a car is advisable . There is an excellent supermarket a few minutes away and some very good restaurants within walking distance. It was so relaxing and the weather was perfect ---not a cloud in the beautiful blue sky.
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