Set in 60-acres of Mediterranean gardens and fringed by a mile-long sandy beach, Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort in Crete perfectly sets the scene for a Greek island holiday.
Located on the outskirts of Sissi, a quaint fishing village near Malia, renowned for its Minoan Palace dating back to 2000 BC, Kalimera Kriti offers guests the best of both world’s - a modern-day resort, with ancient wonders.
Kalimera Kriti embraces the local history and culture, the resorts architectural design and look is a combination of neo-classical touches and influences from the nearby Minoan Palace of Malia.
Throughout the landscaped gardens are 408 elegant rooms, bungalows, suites and family suites, three Cretan style villages and one main resort building.
Rooms are spacious and décor is charming with earthy tones, textured fabrics and traditional Cretan-style wooden furniture. Shutter-style windows and doors let natural light stream in and display the perfect views of the surrounding seascape and gardens.
The choice of restaurants at Kalimera Kriti offer guests a gourmet collection of both international and traditional cuisine. Every dish is homemade using fresh, local ingredients.
Fabulous dining is met with an unbeatable backdrop of the sparkling azure sea or the tranquil pool area.
Artemis, the resort’s main restaurant has a wonderful veranda where you can sit and admire the views as you tuck into a sumptuous buffet. Sunsets too can be enjoyed, especially from Thalassa, a la carte restaurant which has a prime position by the waterfront.
Pre-or post-dinner, drinks and cocktails can be enjoyed at the vibrant bars of Kalimera Kriti. Appreciate a taste of local Greek specialities in The Kafenion, near the main building where you can try Greek coffee, raki, ouzo and Cretan wine.
There’s two inviting private sandy beaches with sunbeds and umbrellas. For those who prefer lounging poolside, there’s a choice of two outdoor freshwater swimming pools (one Olympic sized) and one indoor, a supervised children’s pool and baby pool. A beach bar and pool bar are a welcome addition for those much needed all day refreshments.
There’s an amazing sports programme that everyone, can enjoy, a football pitch and six tennis courts. At the Sailing Club you can hire Windsurfs, Stand Up Paddle Boards, even a Catamaran. At the Water Sport Centre there’s pedalos, canoes, jet skis and waterskiing to give a go.
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Kids will have a whale of a time here with pools to splash around in and outdoor playgrounds to run about. The entertainment programme also includes stage shows and a mini disco which they can be part of.
The Kalimera Mini Club caters for kids (4-12 years) and offers daily activities both boys and girls will enjoy. Open all day 10-6pm it is complimentary for guests. The Teen Club (12-17 year olds) again has a great programme of action-packed activities ensuring even the older-ones won’t be bored at Kalimera!
The Spa & Beauty Centre of Kalimera Kriti offers a selection of signature treatments and massage for face & body. Facilities also include Indoor heated pool, Sauna and Steam Bath, Fitness centre with Technogym equipment and Open air well-fit plateau on the beach.