The village of Kalathenes is located in the prefecture of Chania, 13 km southeast of Kissamos and 50 kilometers from the city of Chania. It is situated at an altitude of 280 meters and has about 300 permanent residents, who are engaged in the production of olive oil, wine, dairy and timber of cypress.
In Kalathenes, there is Rotunda, the ruins of a villa which was built with original architectural style and circular shape, probably in the 16th century. It is believed that the building will be used by the Venetians as a holiday residence of the Doge, the ruler of Venice, but they did not manage to complete the construction, as is evidenced from the drawings that have survived.
In Kalathenes, survives the mansion of Christos Sgouromallis, a prominent resident of the village, which the Turks had turned into their seraglio, in the 19th century.
The women’s cooperative in Kalathenes creates traditional types of weaving.
From the settlement in Kalathenes, one can go to the village Topolia, which is located three kilometers to the east.