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Kalyves is an active village, inhabited by working people, that gives visitors a taste of traditional Cretan life. You’re assured of a very warm welcome and some fine examples of traditional Greek and Cretan food and drink. Like its neighbouring fishing village of Almyrida, Kalyves shares the same stunning views of the White Mountains and Souda Bay. The village has a couple of pharmacies, banks, butchers, bakers, greengrocers and other shops. The main beach at Kalyves is divided by a bridged small river. Its golden sands sweep around the bay, backed by shady trees and plenty of beach side tavernas. The beach slopes gently into shallow clear waters, making it ideal for children. There is a long stretch of beach towards Kalami less crowded than the main beach.