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 come back from Turkey, absolutely fabulous holiday all round! Excellent coaching, great hotel and food exceptional. This is an event not just a holiday. We have met fantastic like minded people who we hope to see again. Matt and his team are personable, knowledgable and entertaining. Well done guys!read more
An amazing holiday! The quality of coaching was outstanding, the hotel was fantastic and the wonderful like-minded friends I made during this trip made it so memorable. My active away holiday is the highlight of my year!read more
Matt Allen and the team should be very proud of what they have created. A holiday that combines top class tennis coaching, an atmosphere that means that 40 people get along, are well looked after (even on the coaches day off), and the most amount of fun when the evening begins! I loved every minute!read more
As a tennis improver I learnt so much during my week's tennis holiday with Active Away in Turkey. Great coaching by experts at a reasonable and appropriate pace enabled me to progress the development of my skills.
We were greeted a the airport by the coaches and they were always on hand to assist in any matter. Matt and the team were splendid hosts and it was good to see George and Toby from David Lloyd, Exeter, so I will be able to enhance my skills further now we have returned home.
There were a number of singles there and the charming coaches ensured a most inclusive environment hosting all our social activities in the evenings to ensure that no on each was left out.
This was our second Active Away tennis holiday and we have already booked for Crete, next October. We can't wait.read more
Third Active Away holiday this time in Kos. Hotel was amazing with such attentive staff in a beautiful location. Eating together in the evening enhanced the experience. Coaching was great as ever so thanks to Josh, Chris and Jake.
Already reserved two places for next year .read more
Excellent tennis holidays with top quality coaching in fabulous locations. AA have a truly unique formula when it comes to looking after their clients. Can't recommend them highly enough, after one holiday you're hooked!!
Since this last post we've been on several more AA holidays to even more wonderful locations and far from being "samey" they are absolutely addictive. We are constantly learning from the top notch coaches and taking home little nuggets of information which improve our game. Whilst we can still run around these tennis holidays tick all the boxes 👌😎read more
The Active Away team do an outstanding job when it comes to tennis holidays. The 4 that I have been on have always been at super nice hotels with great facilities lead by high level enthusiastic coaches. The course is well structured with different aspects of the doubles game focussed on at each session. Most importantly I have always found it made a material improvement to my game when I got back home. On top of that my wife and I have always had a blast as the coaches organise very sociable evenings!read more
I have now been on 3 Activeaway tennis holidays & found them to be excellent. The resorts are wonderful but the thing that stands out for me is the coaching team. They are exceptional in every way. Very entertaining but in a professional way. I cannot fault them & will hopefully be back for more in 2020read more
Just returned from another fantastic Active Away tennis holiday in Costa Navarino, Greece. This was easily my best Active Away holiday so far. The venue was superb, as was the tennis coaching, led by Steve and Dan. A really brilliant experience all round. I can’t recommend the quality of the coaching highly enough - along with the hotel, its location and facilities.read more
The detailed planning and hospitality of the organisers blended with the enthusiasm and friendliness of the group produced a winning combination.The coaching was excellent on court and the hosting was exemplary throughtout the holiday. Matt and Nick went above and beyond all expectations to ensure everyone had a magnificent holiday to remember. I am already looking forward to booking my next holiday with Active Away. Well done, keep up the great work!read more
Excellent week in Croatia with Matt and Nick. Just the best tennis holiday you could choose.. Everyone improved their game, with coaching tips that will make big changes to anyone's game at every level. The social side was great with everyone enjoying the off court time getting to know each other and making new friends.
I'll be choosing Active Away again in 2020.
Just returned from a great week in Greece with Active Away. The tennis coaching was great, and the hosting superb. This is my fifth holiday with Active Away in two years. Thanks for such a good time & see you all soon I hope.read more
Really excellent tennis coaching at a beautiful resort. Josh, Steve, Matt, Sean and Dan put us through our paces and ensured that everyone on the course at whatever level took away something to improve their game. Very sociable and friendly group. Hotel clean and staff attentive and friendly, only drawback was cuisine which was rather lacking in imagination.read more
Another wonderful holiday with Active Away, this time in Croatia. The tennis was fantastic, & the coaching was second to none! All the coaches gave their all, both on & off the court, making sure we all had the best possible time. The location was stunning... the tennis was great & the company was the best! Thanks Active Away... here’s to the next time! 🎾🌟🎾🌟🎾read more
Active Away really do run the best tennis holidays.
I’ve been joining them, in different resorts and locations for 10 years now and they just get better and better.
The quality of coaching is superb and each coach works hard to ensure everyone there gets what they want from the holiday both on and off court.
The holidays are very sociable, so going solo doesn’t feel too intimidating as you are always included .
I’m looking forward to choosing my next holiday with them.read more
Another fabulous holiday with Active Away in Crete. A great tennis program with excellent coaches, who go out of their way both on and off the court to make your holiday special. Both the tennis and the social side is well looked after, you come home having met old and made new friends and lots of great memories. The only tennis holiday to go on!read more
Just back from a fabulous week in Crete with the Active Away team. Already thinking about my next holiday! Fantastic resort, with an amazing tennis centre. The team provide top draw coaching for beginners through to advanced players, there is always something new to learn. After the tennis, the social side is just the icing on the cake with new friends being made and our next holidays being planned together! I would recommend to everyone, memories last a lifetime.read more
What an amazing holiday!
A small group of players from our tennis club went along to Lyttos Beach for our first Active Away holiday, not quite knowing what to expect, but we were made to feel so welcome and involved. The coaching team were a perfect mix of professional and sociable. What a friendly, approachable bunch of guys! You could really tell that it meant a lot to them that you enjoyed yourself, they seemed to bring the best out in all the holiday goers, which created a real feel-good mood for the entire week and I came away from it feeling like I had taken so much from it as a tennis player too.
Our host, Josh, was fantastic; clearly a VERY good tennis player and coach, but so humble and down to Earth with it too. He was great at talking to large groups and made it feel like you were never under pressure to do anything on the itinerary, but it was so well put together and so much fun that you'd always want to and it felt like he would be happy to go out of his way to make your holiday that extra bit better for you if he could.
The resort itself was really lovely. Beautiful setting, loads of courts of different surfaces. The food was really great (especially for an all inclusive set-up) and the drinks were plentiful!
I thought it was great value for money, given the quality of the coaching and facilities and for how enjoyable the whole experience was. My only hope is that our next one will be this good, because it's certainly going to be hard to top!read more
I have just returned from my very first tennis holiday and had an absolutely brilliant time. I was somewhat apprehensive beforehand as I didn’t know what to expect, but I needn’t have worried. Josh and his team of coaches were so patient and enthusiastic and such experts in coaching every aspect of tennis. I would highly recommend and encourage anyone who is thinking about venturing on an Active Away tennis holiday to go for it. It’s such an all round fun and exhilarating holiday!read 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