CHANIA - CRETE
Due to its location in Chania Prefecture, Kalives offers easy access to many surrounding sites. Nature lovers and adventurers will be amazed by the fascinating beauty of Crete. The district of Apokorona it is known for its hospitable residents, its picturesque villages, and the nature. It worths it out to visit all villages, each with its own tradition, history, customs and beauty. The distance from Kalives to all these villages is short Stilos, Neo Chorio, Armeni, Plaka, Gavalohori, Kefalas, Vamos, Fres, Jijifes, Pemonia, Paidohori, Exopoli, Kalamitsi, Vrises, Vafes, Argiroypoli, etc.
You must visit the springs of Stilos, walk around Plaka, visit Gavalochori full of traditional Cretan houses with preservation orders slapped on them, admire the unique lake of Kourna, the falling waters at Argiroupoli, and swim in the small gulps of Kokkino Chorio and admire the sunset.
Lake of Kourna is the only lake in Crete with fresh water. It lies at the foot of White Mountains with interesting fauna and flora. The lakes water changes colors throughout the day depending how the sun shines. The depth still remains a mystery for scientists despite the numerous attempts to trace the bottom of the lake. You also should not miss to swim at the exotic Elafonisi, at the island of Pirates, Gramvousa, and at Falaserna and the mythic Fragokastelo.
WALKING THROUGH THE GORGES OF CRETE
The famous Samaria Gorge (with the known kri-kri), definately breathtaking and known.
The Polirinias Gorge, from Sirikari of the district of Kisamo to the ancient acropol of Polirinias. Beautiful walk with great view(walk duration,2 hours).
The Saint Irine Gorge, from the village of Saint Irene to Sougia. A very beautiful gorge too. (walk duration, 5 hours).
The Lisos Gorge one hour from the harbor of Sougia to the ancient town of Lissos.
The Aradena Gorge, from Anopoli Sfakion to the beach of Marmara, near to the picturesque village of Loutro. A really impressive gorge, with a mountain cut in the middle.(walk duration 1 hour and 15 minutes)
Whatever you choose the certain is that you will enjoy it with all your senses, and its memory will soon bring you to us once again