Almyrida Holidays 2017 / 2018
If gorgeous beaches and 300 days of sunshine per year catch your fancy, than a holiday in Almyrida is for you. Located on Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, Almyrida boasts over one mile (2km) of coastline, a tranquil atmosphere and three Blue Flag beaches. With a great assortment of cafes, restaurants and tavernas, holidays in Almyrida are ideal for families and couples looking for a relaxing beach escape away from the hustle and bustle of Crete’s livelier resorts.
Even better, Alymrida is 15 miles from Chania, the once-capital of Crete. Chania, a place riddled with Venetian charm, has a beach of its own, oozings of history and a gorgeous, rambling old town, Chania is a top pick for a day trip.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 50m
When to go
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Almyrida is small enough to remain quaint and charming, but large enough to offer a variety of cafes, bars, tavernas and shops, dotted throughout the village and along the beaches. Almyrida is a good place to base yourself for a family holiday to Crete.
If you’re looking for a more vibrant nightlife, Chania is located nearby and boasts an eclectic and fun nightlife. This one-time capital is reached by regular bus services and is well-worth a day trip with its charming mix of Turkish and Venetian architecture and crystal clear beaches.
Life's a Beach
Crete beaches are renowned for their natural beauty, and the beaches in Almyrida are no exception. Almyrida boasts three stunning beaches, all of which are Blue Flag winners. The two gently shelving golden sand beaches are the most popular, with crystal clear waters that are safe for children. Lined with tavernas, these make Alymrida a top pick for a family holiday.
The third, pebbled beach, is ideal for snorkelling. For sun-seekers, there are loungers and umbrellas to rent, while the more active can try a variety of fun-filled watersports including windsurfing, canoeing and diving.
Just 15 miles up the coast and you can visit the beaches at Chania, too.