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Kalives is a small fishing village that has grown into a town in its own right. However it still has but one street running the length of the town. The atmosphere is very friendly (you will find that this is typical all over Crete) with many fine tavernas, kafenions, and night spots. And of course three long and beautiful beaches. Probably the most picturesque area of Kalives, and the subject of many postcard photos, is its river flowing in the sea. Crete Island Estates is situated right at the river. Most main services are available in Kalives including banking, medical and dental clinics as well as a 24-hour first aid service, a post office, internet cafÃęs, a news stand with the latest from the international press, petrol stations, and several supermarkets. Kalives is about 3 minutes from the National Road which leads to Chania in about 25 minutes or to Rethymnon in about 35 minutes.