Situated on the north-east coast of Crete, this resort with its three Cretan style villages is harmoniously spread over 60 acres of colorful Mediterranean gardens.
Overview See More
Kalimera Kriti hotel is idyllically located on the outskirts of the quaint fishing village of Sissi, near the ancient town of Malia and its Minoan Palace dating back to 2000 B.C. The resort itself is situated along a mile long pristine sandy beach, with many enticing coves and exquisite sunsets that evoke a feeling of romance and relaxation.
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The staff have an exceptional level of service
Large choice of excellent restaurants
60 acres of colorful Mediterranean gardens
Only 35mins from the airport
Beach & Pools See More
The hotel is situated on a secluded sandy beach which has complimentary umbrellas and sun beds for hotel guests.
There are three fantastic pools to choose from. Two outdoor freshwater swimming pools, one of which is Olympic sized. A supervised children’s pool and a baby pool. As well as the outdoor pools there is also one indoor freshwater swimming pool heated during April and October.
Rooms See More
Kalimera Kriti offers 6 types of rooms to choose from: From standard doubles to luxury family suites. They are furnished in traditional Cretan style and feature air-conditioning, bath with shower, satellite TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and safe. .
It’s a spacious, relaxing environment with each room offering an exclusive terrace, balcony or private garden. Light and airy, the accommodation has everything you could want to make your stay a real pleasure.
We have two types of rooms available:
Room/Bungalow Mountain/Garden View (28-35m2) –
Located either in the bungalow villages or in the main building, they consist of one bedroom furnished in traditional Cretan style with sitting-corner, some with sofa-bed, writing desk, air conditioning/heating (individually controlled in the bungalows), satellite TV, safe deposit box, mini-bar, most with magnifying mirror, hairdryer, slippers, toiletries and a balcony or terrace with views to local styled gardens or to the mountains.Double Rooms accommodate up to two adults. Double Rooms accommodate up to two adults and 1 child.
Deluxe Room Sea View (28m2)
The deluxe rooms located in the main building, feature one elegantly decorated bedroom, a bathroom with separate walk-in shower and separate wc, air conditioning/heating, electronic safe deposit box, mini-bar, satellite TV, magnifying mirror, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes, toiletries and a balcony that offers a breathtaking view of the sea. (fully renovated in 2017). Deluxe rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults.
Dining & Bars See More
There is a choice of 3 fabulous restaurants for you to choose from:
The main Artemis restaurant has a large veranda overlooking the Aegean Sea. A full American breakfast buffet is served every morning. During lunch and dinner guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet. A daily vegetarian menu and special diet dishes are available daily. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The à la carte restaurant Dionysos offers an authentic taste of Crete. Ideally located near the main bar, the restaurant overlooks the pool and the Aegean Sea. Daily vegetarian menu and special diet dishes are available. Open for dinner.
Thalassa a la carte restaurant is located by the sea. Experience Mediterranean cuisine and exquisite traditional ingredients. Enjoy your meal with a sea view and watch the sun set. It is an amazing spot to organize the most romantic event-dinners. Open for lunch and dinner.
As well as the restaurants there are 4 different bars for you to test out the signature cocktails:
The Main Bar is the heart of the Kalimera Kriti. It offers a selection of hot and cold beverages as well as a choice of cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Open from mid-afternoon until late at night.
Greek Kafenion, “Spilia” Cave and Wine Cellar
The Kafenion is situated next to the cave near the main building. The Kafenion offers traditional Greek coffee, raki, ouzo, Cretan wine and a variety of beers served in a relaxed atmosphere. The cave (spilia in Greek) is a unique natural cave within Kalimera Kriti. The space can be used for special events and wine-tasting.
The Beach Bar overlooking the sea offers fresh juices, ice creams, light refreshments and tasty snacks to keep you hydrated without needing to leave the sand.
The pool bar is located between the Olympic size swimming pool and the sea front, it offers a variety of refreshments snacks, salads, Greek and International specialties.
Tennis Programme See More
Tennis Court Description
6 Tennis Courts
Astro Court Surface
Our Louis Cayer Designed Tennis Programme!
Who Is Louis Cayer?
In short – we believe Louis is the world’s best Doubles Coach.
Louis has been working with the GB Davis Cup and GB Fed Cup teams as well as the LTA Coach Development department since 2007.
Louis has also worked with 10 top 100 singles players; however he is internationally re-nowned for his expertise in doubles, having worked with 6 number 1 players and 24 top 50 ATP. In 2016, Louis worked with Jamie Murray whilst he was on route to becoming the world number one in doubles.
What does the programme consist of?
22 Hours of Tennis – Morning Coaching Sessions / 30 Minute Afternoon Masterclass Sessions / Doubles Social Afternoon with Top Tips from the Coaches / End of Week Champagne Tournament.
Based around improving your Doubles Play – with a programme designed by the world’s best Doubles Coach.
Morning Sessions – 4x 2 Hour Sessions through your 1 week holiday. Quality Rallying – Doubles Positioning – Being Comfortable at the Net – Serve & Return – Spin to Win – Doubles Fast Paced Drills. Masterclass Sessions – 4x 30 Minute Masterclass sessions lead by your host. An opportunity to take away some top tips from a host personally trained by Louis Cayer. Doubles DNA – Serve & Return – Playing Australian – Louis Cayer’s Top Tips. Doubles Social Afternoon Sessions – 4x 2 Hour Organised Doubles Social Afternoons. Organised by your host, with coaches on hand to give tips based around the masterclass sessions.
Will I be able to remember it?
12 Part Guide to Doubles with Jocelyn Rae & Anna Smith – After your holiday, you’ll be sent a video series with 2 of Louis’ trained players (who’ve competed at Wimbledon & in the Fed Cup)! So you’ll be sure to take away some top tips
Spa See More
Spa with 5 treatment rooms
Extensive spa menu including face treatments and body massages
Manicures and pedicures
Sauna and steam bath
Indoor heated pool for your total relaxation.
All services are given by our qualified and experienced therapists.
Ages: minimum 16 years-old
Opening hours: 09.00 – 19.00
Other activitIes See More
We understand that you need so much more than tennis, sun, sea and sand.
Kalimera Kriti offers an extensive range of sports and activities! You’ll find so much to keep everyone in the family happy all-day long. they offer a wonderfully diverse program in amazing spots of the resort such as the open air well-fit plateau by the beach, the soccer field or the six new tennis courts!
Crete Golf Club with 18 holes only 20 km from the Hotel (extra charge)
Nightlife See More
International animation team offering day and evening activities Evening entertainment programme with high quality stage shows for the whole family(weather permitting). Special evenings with live music or disco night.
Distance from Airport See More
Only 35 minutes from the airport
Located 35 minutes from Heraklion airport. There will be a member of the Active Away team ready to meet you when you come through to the arrivals hall at the destination airport.
Itinerary See More
What's Included See More
5* Hotel Accommodation
Full Board Plus (All Meals & Beverages with Meals)
22 Hrs Professional Tennis Programme – Designed by Louis Cayer
Active Away Hosting – Fully Hosted Itinerary
Organised Evening Meals & Activities
Day Trip Options
WhatsApp Group with others on the Trip
Concierge Booking Service & After Sales Support
Fully ATOL Protected
Base Price (Per Person Price) is for 2 Sharing a Garden View Room (you must add your Single Occupancy Supplement if you are a Single Traveller)
Available to Book
Return Flights (from any available airport)
20KG Luggage per person
Return Private Airport Transfers
Our Top Tips See More
Here are our insider “Best Bits” for Kalimera Kriti
Just returned from my first Active Away holiday in Greece, what an outstanding experience, the coaches couldn't do... enough for us. It was very well organised with the coaching drills improving my game throughout the week along with the doubles match play. The social time spent with the coaches / players made this such an enjoyable experience, already looking to book our next trip away with them, cannot wait!read more
Just back from the first Covid 19 Tennis holiday at Daphnila in Corfu. It’s hard to say too much about the... professional, friendly dedicated approach of these guys to making your tennis focused holiday a fabulous experience. Taking care to cater for all levels of play in the party and pushing us all to improve, it’s a great way to get your tennis mojo working.read more
I’m just back from my first holiday with Active Away - tennis in Corfu. The holiday was recommended by a friend of... mine, who was going on it with her mum for the last 14 years. I’m currently single, 37 years old, I love tennis but also some alone time, reading a book on a beach. I wanted luxury holiday that will make me forget the stress of this year. I got much more than that!
While we did play tennis quite a bit (9:30am - 11:30am and again 4:30pm - 6:30pm), we had afternoons for ourselves - for resting at the beach or at the pool. Because I chose an all-inclusive location, the group ate together and bond together very well in just over one week. The credit for that goes to the Active Way team who made sure that there is enough banter and interaction between members of the group. You could see that their main goal was to make everyone feel inclusive and have some fun! They encouraged connection and introductions by pairing you up in different doubles games and by sitting at the breakfast/lunch/dinner tables during meals and facilitating the discussion, until you relax and join in. I can see how you can get hooked on these little breaks. Everything was 5 star - company, tennis (daily tennis practice + games), resort, staff at the hotel, facilities... it was just a dream and a fabulous place to recharge your batteries. Cannot recommend them enough.read more
The holiday was fabulous. Learnt a lot of tennis from truly top drawer tennis coaches, focused on the doubles game.... They provide a first class tennis holiday in the sun and anyone going alone will quickly feel very welcomed and be having a great time amongst friends.read more
I have attended 3 Active Away one-day clinics now and have loved every minute of it. The coaches are brilliant. They... have a wealth of experience and are oozing enthusiasm. My net play has noticeably improved, as has my doubles game. My doubles partner also attends the clinics with me and we've now started winning consistently against players that previously walked all over us. The great thing is that each clinic has something new to offer so it's not a case of doing the same drills every time. I am yet to try one of the holidays but if they're anything like the one day clinics then I'm sure I won't be disappointed.read more
Had a very enjoyable and informative day at the Active Away tennis clinic. I'm looking forward to using the new skills... at my club. The Active Away guys were very good and explained clearly tactics to improve doubles play. Nice facility too, inside courts and a nice friendly bunch of participants. Thanks to everyone involved.read more
This was a fantastic clinic. Not only are all of the coaches welcoming, encouraging and fun but extremely professional... and gave great technically appropriate advice. The doubles tactics were invaluable. The standard of the other participants was similar but well managed nonetheless. I can recommend Active Away to anyone wanting to hone their doubles’ performance. We also got some 1-2-1 feedback on our serves which is always necessary. I will book again.read more
Just back from our 4th Active Away holiday. As ever we were in an amazing resort and had some fantastic tennis with... world class coaches. These guys really know how to do it. I’d highly recommend Active Away holidays for anyone travelling on their own or as a group. Fully hosted optional evening meals and entertainment is a fantastic way to relax in the evening after a hard days tennis. Thanks Josh, Jake, Matty and Rich - you are all class!!!! I’m already planning my next trip. Xxread more
We just came back from a week tennis holiday in Greece with Active Away. We had a fantastic time. Great coaching, great... tennis, great hospitality and the most passionate and friendly team you can ever hope for. The tennis coaching is extremely high quality but the experience is a lot more than just tennis. Matt, Josh and the rest of the team will make sure you get the best of everything from the moment you land to the moment you take-off. We will join them again for sure. Big thanks from all our family.read more
If you're after a Tennis Holiday, there's no better than Active Away. Their fully hosted set up means that you're part... of a group from the outset, so whether you're on your own or with your partner or friends, it really adds to the experience. I've visited three of their resorts and all of them are fabulous in their own way. The main difference with Active Away is that the coaching is meaningful. The coaches really care about improving your game and aren't just there to doss; Whatever your level, you'll come away a better player and have a great time to boot.read more