I stayed at the Kaliviani Traditional Rooms Hotel in the middle of October with a friend.
I must say it was our favourite part of the trip to Crete!
The place is simply stunning.
It’s an oasis of peace and quiet (well, at least in October!) our room was spotless and very cosy with an amazing view over the port from our balcony.
The staff were friendly and made us feel like home.
Giannis’s mum is simply a wonderful lady who makes the best breakfasts ever!!! (we felt like we were part of her family!).
We will never forget her hospitable welcome and kindness which was absolutely overwhelming!
Our stay at this hotel was everything what we could wish for. Being waken up by roosters, watching beautiful sunsets and sunrises from our balcony or simply observing local villagers living their simple life was a fresh breath from our daily routines in tiring London.
The hotel is a great base for trips to Balos and Gramvousa as well as Falasarna and Elafonisos Beach.
We didn’t have a car, but we found it quite easy to relocate - ordering a cab and getting to Kissamos was pretty straightforward (cost: 10 Euro).
If you wish to get to Falasarna, it’s a nice walk through the village (20 min walk) to the nearest village - Agios Georgios where you can simply stop a bus going to Falasarna by waving in the road.
Trip to Elafonisos Beach was also quite easy: just get a cab to Kissamos and then jump on a bus.
Same applies to a boat trip to Balos Beach + Garmvousa Island (the trip was stunning, worth going by boat instead of driving there – well... putting up with tourists at the end of the day, but hiking up Gramvousa Island was unforgettable!).
We didn’t have a chance to enjoy any live music at Kaliviani Traditional Rooms, but I’m sure the GartenBar must be amazing from what I’ve read on this website (we were staying there out of the summer season).
There’s a lovely Greek tavern just round the corner – Grambousa Restaurant serving the best Greek food ever! You definitely have to go and check it out.
Beautiful setting and delicious food.
If I’m ever back in Kaliviani – Traditional Rooms Hotel is going to be my definite choice!
I would highly recommend it to anyone stopping here, let’s face it – there’s no way you can find a better place in here for such a good price with such a great service!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kaliviani Traditional Hotel is a family-run guest house in Crete, nestled in the countryside of northwest Crete, in the traditional village Kaliviani, offers spacious rooms enjoying views to the sea. Our spacious rooms renovated in 2014, have been designed with a traditional style and modern amenities, all guestrooms features queen size beds with orthopedic mattresses, private balcony hair dryer and safety deposit box. Free Wi-Fi is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaliviani Traditional Hotel Crete, Greece