Introducing holidays to Georgioupolis
Georgioupolis in Crete contains a long sandy beach and charming village atmosphere — the perfect recipe for a relaxing holiday destination. This gorgeous holiday hotspot is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, families wanting to find a destination that caters to everyone and friends looking for a holiday to relax and blow off some steam.
Georgioupolis really is a charming holiday destination. Once a small island fishing village, it has managed to keep all of its character and charm. Holiday goers can enjoy everything from a mix of water sporting activities to exploring the quaint local town whilst picking up some souvenirs or even cycling around the countryside.
From relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun, to hiking trips, it’s safe to say that no two days will be the same during your time in Georgioupolis.
Top hotels in Georgioupolis
Georgioupolis Beach Hotel
Zorbas Apartments & Studios
Anemos Luxury Grand Resort
Hydramis Palace Beach Resort
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 15m
When to go
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Life’s a Beach
Georgioupolis is home to some beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters. A favourite amongst Greeks and tourists alike is the Kalivaki beach. It can be found on the west side of the harbour and is unique in that it is a crescent shaped beach. This is a quiet tranquil spot and is the perfect place to go for a relaxing day at the beach. There are some beach taverns located that serve delicious and authentic Greek food, so you don’t even need to pack a picnic.
The beach is a bay beach and is the point where the river Almyros meets the sea. This means that it is a great place to cool off from the heat of the sun as the river makes the water slightly cooler. It’s also a great beach for families with shallow waters perfect for the kids to play safely.
The beauty of Georgioupolis as a holiday destination is the variety of activities on offer. Budding adventurers can enjoy a number of different tours on offer. In the nearby countryside you can hire bikes and go for a day biking tour- a great way to see the beautiful landscape. There are also plenty of hiking trails to explore too, so pack a picnic and plenty of water and admire the stunning scenery. If that doesn’t take your fancy, you can even explore on horseback on a riding tour. Take a sunset ride on horseback and watch the sun go down on the beach.
Agios Nikoloas Church is a beautiful little church built in the traditional Greek style. What makes this church unique is its setting. The church is built on a causeway that leads out to sea. A tranquil spot, the church makes for the perfect serene setting for a bit of quiet contemplation. If you don’t fancy walking along the rocky causeway to get to the church, you can also swim to your destination. A must see!
There are also a number of bars and restaurants, perfect for the night owls amongst you. Spend your days relaxing on the beach and spend your evenings sampling the local cuisine and partying the night away.