Special thanks for the nice welcome - we never have had a more generous welcome basket including (I dont remember it all!) bread, cheese and sausages, milk, eggs, dishwasher tabs, home-made olive oil and raki and even cool drinks for the kids. The villa is spacious, well equipped including 4 bathrooms, good beds, towels for bath and pool and firewood and a fireplace for cooler spring evenings. The pool is deep and big enough for a swim and the beach starts directly in front of the entrance gate. We made some great trips and can recommend them all (Aptera theatre with wonderful flowers around and thereafter Tzagaroli Monastery and the fabulous Seitan limania beach; Chania; Elafonissi Beach; Mountain village trip by car starting from Argiroupoli via Kallikratis and Ammoudari), but also had relaxing days in the spacious villa and beach. We would like to come back again.
Our second visit to this beautiful villa on the outskirts of Kalyves. Superb, very comfortable accommodation yards from a lovely sandy beach with a tasteful café/restaurants nearby. The design of the villa is excellent and the owner, Antonis, provides a warm greeting with a great range of local food and drink provided to make your arrival very relaxing. Plenty of room for car parking and the pool provides a private area to sunbathe. The villa is kept very clean by delightful cleaners and Antonis is at the end of a phone should you require any advice or help. We can't wait to return at the same time next year.
Had a lovely relaxing holiday at Calma villa. Location, hospitality from owner and equipment were superb. Bedrooms were very spacious, all with own balconies offering privacy if required. Shampoos, shower gels and amazing welcome pack was unexpected but very much appreciated. Showers were also amazing, sometimes a rarity in Greece. We could not fault it and have already booked for next year. Many thanks Adonis!
Calma Villa is situated right by a lovely stretch of beach on the periphery of Kalyves. There are lovely views of the beach from the villa, and also to the mountains beyond the surrounding olive groves. We didn't want to hire a car, and found we were fine without one. The local supermarket is near enough to easily walk back from, and we enjoyed the longer walk in to Kalyves. The village is delightful, with lovely cafe's under trees and restaurants where you can sit right by the sea. The town beach is busier than the one by the villa, very good for people watching! It was great having the variety of different beaches to visit.
The villa its-self is really gorgeous. The lounge and kitchen space works well; we ate in quite a bit, and loved the poolside table, as well as the upstairs terrace for breakfast with fantastic views. The kitchen is well equipped, even with utensils for the barbecue. The bedrooms are lovely - and we had a bathroom each! The pool is great, we could have a good swim in it and the surround is a lovely place to sit out in. Everything felt so luxurious, we all agreed it is the best holiday house we've ever stayed in. Thank you so much Antonis, and it was lovely to briefly meet you as we departed. I really hope we can make another visit one day.
We have just returned from a weeks stay with our friends, who booked the villa and without doubt, it was one of the very best we have ever stayed in. The owner was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack was the best we have had and you really must try his Raki, it is so smooth! We all agreed that the villa was beautifully designed and appointed, very clean and with everything you could wish for. The pool and garden area is a lovely place to relax.
The location is fantastic. You just walk to the end of the garden, cross a tiny road and you are on a lovely clean beach. The sea is clear and safe. We also enjoyed the mountain views to the rear from the terrrace. It is a great place to have a pre evening meal drink and what with the views and the peace and quiet, it made for a very enjoyable stay.
There is an excellent supermarket close by and the reliable bus service into Chania also stops there. It's location on the edge of the village means there is a little walk into Kalives, but it isn't overly long and there are a number of very good restaurants.
We all felt the Villa was excellent value and would all like to return to use it as a base to explore other parts of Crete.