Il Forno in Kalyves
You have quite a few options for lunch or dinner when hanging out at the sandy beach of Kalyves and here we are at a good one – Il Forno! This restaurant offers three different areas for your eating and drinking pleasures. The inside area across the street which is running along the beach is great for people watching and those cooler fall and spring nights when a fireplace heats up the room.
The second area is a covered outside area on the beach (pictured in the featured image), which is protected by plastic window coverings on those windy days. A few tables are lined up even closer to the beach, followed by – sun beds and umbrellas for free!The best thing is that you can get your drinks and snacks delivered right to your “roasting place” without moving a muscle.
How to get there:
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Il Forno offers a variety of food ranging from some Greek classics like Moussaka, grilled octopus and salad to more international fare. Pizzas and calzones are baked in a wood-fired oven and you can always ask the friendly wait staff to customize your order a little. The pastas are good and cooked perfectly – spaghetti, rigatoni, tortellini – pasta lovers on Crete can eat their heart out.
Other staples include schnitzels, pork chops and grilled chicken (just to name a very few), but also their fish is very good. We had sea bream and sole a couple of times and were never disappointed. Sometimes (or if you ask in advance) the cooks at Il Forno can even prepare some fresh local fish for you.
Summing the food up, there is something for everybody to eat at this place at a very reasonable price.
Good times and good food can be had at Il Forno right on Kalyves beach – try it out once and we are sure you will be back for more.