It is a beautiful village by the sea of Souda bay. A small river crosses the area and by its sides there are plenty of hotels, rooms to let, restaurants and coffee shops, souvenirs shops. The beach, extending for 300 m., just before the entrance of the village is of golden sand with green-blue waters. From Kalives driving towards the national road and following the sign to Megala Chorafia, is Aptera, having prehistorical, ancient and roman ruins with nice sea view. This is a interesting spot and one of the most important archeological sights of Chania area. A must, for those who are interested in history and archeology.