Kalami Chania: Just 10 km east of Chania Town in Crete Island and close to Souda is the small village of Kalami. Surrounded by beautiful stone built houses and paved streets and a small sandy beach which can be accessed within a short walking distance from the village. Kalami is constructed next to the Fortress of Izzedin, an impressive protective work built by Reouf Pasha after the Cretan Revolution of 1866.

Kalami is a small coastal village just east of Souda, next to the hill / mountain with the Izzedine fortress on it. Kalami is not very far from the larger village of Kalives and it has a couple of small quiet beaches (one sandy and a couple of pebble beaches) that look out over the Bay of Souda. Chania town is at a 10 kilometers distance and Kalives is a five minutes drive away. Allthough Kalami is relatively small there are some accommodations. There are a couple of holiday houses for rent at the beach below but not so many apartments and studios. For as far as I have seen there was not anything like a tavern down at the beach (only along the road higher up), so if you decide you want to spend some time here it would be wise to bring some water.

If you come from the direction of Chania and take the exit to Kalives and Almirida from the freeway you actually almost immediately drive into the village of Kalami – and before you know it you have passed it. On top of the rock on the right hand side you see a Turkish fortress and a tavern. The exit to the beaches is almost immediately on your left as you drive in and it goes over a steep narrow road that leads towards the sea. On the pier in the village there are men with fishing rods. There are not many houses here and you’ll pass a few small beaches. On the first one there are some beach umbrellas. Along the way are many blackberry bushes and a bit further left a banana tree.