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Kaliviani is one of the most popular villages of west Crete for it's quiet and romantic location away from the noise and traffic, it's panoramic views to Kissamos gulf, it's prime location near Balos lagoon and Falasarna beach and for the top quality restaurants with Cretan cuisine.

Highlights of the location

  • Starting point to visit Balos lagoon by car or by boat
  • Just 50 metres away from restaurants
  • Peaceful and stress-free location away from the cities
  • Magnificent panoramic sea views of the Kissamos gulf

Prime location to visit west Crete

Hotel Kaliviani is ideally located at the tip of Gramvousa peninsula, at the heart of the traditional village Kaliviani, just 5 minutes driving from Kissamos town and around an hour's drive from Chania airport. The hotel can serve as the ideal starting point to visit Balos lagoon, beach of Falassarna, Elafonisi beach and Samaria gorge, its convenient and peaceful location and the proximity to restaurants in Kissamos makes it an excellent choice for relaxing holidays in the west part of the island of Crete.

Discover the best beaches and attractions

The Guest house Kaliviani is located just 5 minutes drive away (1 Kilometre) from the beach and the port of Kastelli, 5 minutes drive away (1,5 Kilometre) from a grocery store/supermarket and bakery, 10 minutes drive away (5 kilometers) from the Kissamos town, 15 minutes drive away of the well known beach of Falassarna, 20 minutes drive away to reach the popular Balos lagoon (9 Kilometres) and 50 minutes drive away of the Elafonisi beach (48 Kilometres). As Kaliviani is not located in the centre of a town we suggest you to rent a car, which will make easier your transfers at the surrounding attractions.


Driving directions from Chania Int. Airport (Goople maps - opens pop-up window)

Driving directions from Heraklion Int. Airport (Google maps - opens pop-up window)

Do you have global positioning system (GPS) ?
Coordinates: Latitude: 35.512261 Longitude: 23.608

From Chania airport
• Take the national road E 75/65 Chania-Kissamos with a direction to the west from Chania.
• After 38 Km and when you reaching Kissamos just go past it for another 2 km to the west of Crete.
• At that point you should see Kissamos port (Kavonisi) on your right. From there on you can follow the signs to the hotel.
• Drive another 2 km after the port and take a right turning at the signs to Kaliviani village or Kaliviani traditional rooms and then a left turning about 50 m away.
• That road will lead you directly to the hotel.
• Entering the village, follow the sings, Kaliviani traditional rooms, which will direct you to our hotel.
Note: Parking is on the road outside the hotel.


  • Beach refrain 1,5 Km (15 minutes on foot)
  • Kissamos port refrain 2 Km
  • Kissamos town refrain 5 Km
  • Falassarna beach refrain 8 km
  • Balos Lagoon refrain 9 Km
  • Chania town refrain 38 km
  • Palaiochora refrain 48 km
  • Elafonisi beach refrain 48 km 
  • Port of Souda (Chania) refrain 49 km
  • International airport Chania refrain 58 km (50 minutes driving)
  • International airport Heraklion refrain 180 km (2 hours driving)

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