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TransferPlan will transfer you from Heraklion airport to Kalyves as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the island of Crete and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility.
The airport took its name after the Cretan native and most famous Heraklion resident Nikos Kazantzakis, who left his mark in Greek history as a novelist and philosopher. Heraklion Airport is Crete's largest and busiest airport, also serving as a connection between Agios Nikolaos, Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida, Elounda and other resort towns. The airport has been operating since the late 30s and its annual number of passengers is approximately 5 million. The airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Heraklion Airport is operating in a renovated and modern space since 1971. The airport complex has been expanded in order to accommodate increased traffic and serve an ever-increasing flight network. Especially during peak season, the airport gets really busy, thus some sporadic delays are expected.
The proximity of the airport to the Heraklion town allows the visitor some spare time to explore or simply wind out and have a nice lunch or drink in the local eateries. Furthermore, around the airport, one can find some excellent hotels and resorts in case an overnight stay is required. The historical site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum are also located nearby and can be easily reached from the airport with our help. Navigating through the airport can be a daunting task, airport staff will be readily available to assist you.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Kalyves as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Kalyves lies 20 km east of Chania town in the Apokoronas area and it is on the coast of Souda Bay. Kalyves is ideal for family holidays or used as a base to explore the east part of Crete. This beach resort is in one of the most picturesque and untouched areas of the island and here you can enjoy the Cretan hospitality and the great traditional food.
Kalyves is located in the same coastline with Almyrida and Plaka which are really famous amongst Cretans for their lovely sandy beaches and the beautiful landscape. Kalyves are becoming very popular amongst tourists who visit the island year by year and also buying houses and apartments. Here and general in the Drapanos area you will find picturesque villages, mountains and hills ideal for hiking, spring waters, all worth visiting. Kalyves in Greek means “Huts” and the name seems to owe its origins from the primitive huts that the farmers used to build in the fields. On the east side of Kalyves village flow the rivers of Xidas and Mesopotamos. On both sides of the river Xidas, you will find two beautiful beaches, with shallow waters, but because they are open to north winds, sometimes wavy. These two beaches are well organized with umbrellas, sunbeds and all the basic facilities for tourists. The old harbour of Kalyves is located next to one of the beaches of Xidas, where you can have a walk and watch the local fishermen fixing their fishnets.
One kilometre north of Kalives is the famous beach of Kiani Akti, which is at the exit of river Kiliaris. Kiliaris is one of the few rivers in Crete that has water all year round, that’s why the seawater near the river is very cold but very refreshing. Kalives is considered to be the location of the ancient city of Amfimatrion. In 1206 the Venetians built one fortress on the east side of the village so as to defend from pirate attacks. That fortress is known as Castel Apicorno and was destroyed by the famous pirate Barbarossa. The wider province of Vamos is named Apokoronas after the castle.
At the old harbour, you can see the German cannon hidden in a cave excavated up till the other side of the mountain. At the end of the tunnel, there is a small window, where the view to the cliffs and the sea is fascinating. This is a very small sample of the German defensive projects that are spread in the wider area of province Apokoronas and Akrotiri Cape. Furthermore, you should walk in the beautiful narrow scenic streets of the village and end up in the central square of the village with the large tree, near the church of Agia Paraskevi. The church bears murals and was built during the German Occupation.
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