Hotel Kalypso - Malia - Crete - Greece


The Hotel - Cretan Hospitality at its Warmest

The Hotel Kalypso is a small family run hotel, built in traditional Cretan style in a tastefully landscaped garden, with its own swimming pool and excellent restaurant, within less than two minutes’ walk of one of the best beaches in Crete.

The Hotel is just off the coastal road between Malia and Stalis in north eastern Crete, 20 miles from Heraklion and Knossos, with plenty of alternative places to eat close at hand and within easy access of all other facilities and amenities that you could possibly want.

The Hotel was renovated recently but stil keeps its traditional elegance and  blends with the environment around, thanks to the materials , wood & rock, it’s ecological friendly. Continuing its ecological thinking  the hotel  facilities use solar power to warm the water and  the garden is being irrigate  by the old well found  at the premises. Also, the Kalypso Taverna uses only fresh, seasonal ingredients  from nearby producers providing superior quality dishes.

If your idea of an ideal holiday is to be able to sleep as long as you want, to  lounge by a pool or lay on a white sandy beach and  swim in a crystal clear sea without being pressured by schedule  times, then  here at Kalypso Hotel we can make that happen.


All of the rooms are attractive and thoughtfully furnished, have a private balcony or veranda and are equipped with air conditioning (with extra charge), a hair dryer, bath or shower, mini fringe (on order) and a telephone. Most rooms have two single beds and some of them a double bed, but on request, room capacity  is up to  3 adults or 2 adults and a child.

 The rooms purposefully don’t have televisions, to maintain a peaceful, nature  sound  that gives  you  relaxed, undisturbed  vacations and allow you to sleep with windows open or come up with alternatives way to entertain yourselves. All rooms overlooks  the beautiful garden of trees, plants and herbs over the fountain or the blue water of the pool.

Kalypso also offers two apartments who have two bedrooms one a double bed and  one with two single beds, a wc and a bathroom upstairs. They also have a small kitchen and a refrigerator so that the occupants may cater for themselves.


The Kalypso tavern opened in 1977 when the two neighbouring villages of Malia and Stalis were nothing more than small farming and fishing communities. Then, it was the only tavern in the region, but it is still renowned locally as being amongst the best for miles in all directions for the quality of its food and for its genuine Cretan atmosphere. In Greece, taverns generally fall into two categories: those that serve meat dishes and those serve fish dishes. The Kalypso tavern was and still is a tavern serving primarily fish, but we have now expanded our menu to include meat and vegetarian dishes as well so as to be able to cater for all of the tastes and preferences of our guests.

The Cretan diet is world famous for its health benefits and we specialise in making maximum use of local ingredients in all of the dishes we prepare. Since Crete is a richly agricultural island with a climate that is similar to many tropical regions, there is always an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, not only of the common northern European varieties but also of kinds more generally associated with equatorial regions.

We also naturally realise and appreciate that many people and, especially children, prefer to eat food or meals that they are accustomed to, and we are therefore always willing to  prepare whatever our guests may want, provided that they give us a little notice so that we may obtain any constituent that we may not have.

Hotel guests pay specially discounted prices at our restaurant, so please be sure to remind the waiter that you are staying with us whenever you eat in our tavern.


The hotel facilities include an exquisitely landscaped garden, a swimming pool and paddling pool, a pool snack bar, a coffee and cocktail bar, a tavern restaurant with seats inside and out, a spacious lobby, wireless internet availability in all internal spaces and by the pool and  a PC is available use by coins.

The hotel naturally also has laundry services, offers safe deposit boxes and is able to exchange foreign currency. The reception staff speak English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Greek and will be glad to provide you with all the information you require regarding Crete, the places to visit and anything else you may want to now. They will also be pleased to assist you with car or motorbike hire and arrange an excursion or trip to the nearby sights.

Table tennis, a play station and an assortment of board games are available for our younger guests and all varieties of water sports, including water skiing, jet skis, paragliding, banana and ring riding and volleyball are on hand at the beach.



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Ariadnis 5

70007 Malia, Crete


Tel: +30 28970 31012

Fax: +30 28970 31363


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