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|The beach of Kalathas on the island of Crete|
The beach of Kalathas is situated on the west side of the Akrotiri Peninsula, just a bit east of Chania. The distance to this town is 12 kilometer. Kalathas is a one of the larger sandy beaches on the Akrotiri peninsula and it has a river running through it. The beach is about 150 meters long and quite wide. It is a real sandy beach (no pebbles) and it is shaped a bit like a triangle. It is easy to get into the water because the beach is shallow, making it suitable for small children. The beach looks out over a small island in front of it. There are two tavernas at the beach and two supermarkets. In the area around Kalathas there are lots of new houses for sale. The main beach of Kalathas is organized and there are umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. It is a beautiful sandy beach and in front of the coast there is a small island. On both sides of the main beach are smaller quiet beaches without facilities. It is possible to rent a hotelroom, an apartment or a studio in this small sea side resort.
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From Kalathas beach there are some attractions that are easy to reach such as the monasteries of Agia, Triada, Gouvernetou and Katholiki and of course the city of Chania. Nearby are a number of nice beaches like Tersanas, Agios Onoufrios, Seitan Limania, Marathi and Stavros beach (Zorba's beach).
|Kalathas restaurant - Kalathas beach|
The Kalathas restaurant is located on the beach of Kalathas beside the river. We order a fish, stuffed tomatoes, wine and tzatziki. The service is friendly and everything tastes great. The fries are crispy.
Our verdict: an 8,5 out of 10
|Creta Vitalis Hotel near the beach of Kalathas on Crete|
Creta Vitalis offers rooms and self-catering accommodation overlooking the small bay of Kalathas, just 150 meters from its sandy beach, and around 12 kilometres from the amazing town of Chania. Surrounded by lush gardens, Creta Vitalis also has a nice pool area. You can enjoy refreshing drinks on the terrace, while admiring the ever-changing colours of the horizon. All the rooms in Creta Vitalis have private balconies and come with air conditioning, fridge and en suite facilities. For longer stays or guests who just prefer home comforts, the apartments and bungalows have kitchen facilities and seating areas.
The shallow waters of the beach in this wealthy residential area are perfect for young children. There are also 2 restaurants, where you can savour fresh fish and other Cretan dishes, as well as a beach bar and 2 minimarkets. Whatever you do, make sure you visit Chania, with its magnificent Old Town and harbour. Traditional villages, monasteries, archaeological sites and beautiful nature are nearby and waiting to be explored.
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|Villa Venatiana, Kalathas & Tersanas Beach - especially for couples or lovers|
Villa Venetiana is situated on the outskirts of Horafakia Village on the Akrotiri, close to three beaches: Tersanas, Kalathas and Stavros Beach. Horafakia is on the western side of the Akrotiri and has good access for the rest of the peninsula as well as Chania and Western Crete. Just 7 kilometres away from Chania airport and 14 kilometers from the town of Chania. Venetiana is a distinct complex, with its tiled side and generously sized uniquely shaped pool. Visitors may find that the other guests have gone out for the day to the to one of the local beaches or site seeing and enjoy the pool virtually to themselves. Some of our guests enjoy a day of relaxing around the pool or simply for a start or close of the day refreshing swim. All rooms feature modern comforts and amenities as to satisfy the needs even of the most demanding guests. An ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday and at the same time exploring the wonderful surroundings of the area.
Villa Venetiana is designed in the Venetian style, with pink-washed walls, mosaic tiles and deep green woodwork, the typical colour theme employed in the old Cretan 'metochi' or manor house of the Venetian Aristocracy. However, the Venetians would never have seen such an enchanted garden as that created by Yiannis, the owner of Villa Venetiana, who is a Cretan sculptor and artist. Yiannis has been creating this uniquely imaginative whimsy as his monument and is constantly in search of unusually shaped rocks or stones to add to his creation. Minoan red pillars, vibrantly painted panels around the splendid pool and stone niches compete for the eye's attention with Yiannis' own sculptures.
Located on The Akrotiri, an unspoilt peninsular in Western Crete, is a beautiful sandy cove called Tersanas. In the valley above the cove is situated Villa Venetiana very close to the village of Horafakia, where there are a selection of traditional tavernas, a bakery, supermarket, and a Kafeneon/mini market and all this is just 12 kilometres from the city of Chania.
Villa Venetiana is situated near the village of Horafakia, a small village in the centre of The Akrotiri Peninsular and close to Chania, the Airport and Souda Bay Port. Horafakia is on the bus route from Chania & Stavros and has good local amenities with restaurants, supermarket, petrol stations and car rental all within a few minutes walk or drive from Villa Venetiana. The pace of life in Tersanas is still slow and sleepy so, with it's little sandy beach, easy access to Chania and in close proximity to a good selection of traditional tavernas. Tersanas is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Villa Venetiana in Tersanas is the ideal solution for those without children to find true peace and relaxation. The setting is wonderfully secluded, the pool is gorgeous and each of the eight maisonettes are only ever rented to two adults so that the pool and gardens never become crowded.
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|Aloni Suites near the beaches of Kalathas and Tersanas on Crete - Small complex, good reviews|
Occupying 10 acres of a small hill and offering a spectacular view, these spacious apartments offer excellent facilities in an area of natural beauty. Aloni Suites is situated in Horafakia and is 1 or 2 klm from Tersanas, Stavros and Kalathas beaches Aloni Suites is the ideal complex for your family stay in the Akrotiri region of Crete, whatever the weather. In addition to the main swimming pool and adjoining childrens pool there is an indoor complex containing heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gymnasium and billiards room. On a sunny day, get out and explore the area. The complex is located near archaeological sites, areas of religious and historic interest such as the monasteries of Jagarolon, Gouverneto and Katholic. There are some fascinating caves on Stavros mountain, where one can enjoy hiking and admire the amazing view.
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