Atmospheric Almyrida holidays 2020
Almyrida is a delightful little resort on the northern coast of Crete, just 14 miles east of Chania. It may be small, but it has everything you want for a wonderful summer holiday, from a picturesque harbour to a pair of beautiful, Blue Flag beaches and a great choice of shops, cafés and taverns. You can enjoy all kinds of water sports here, including wind-surfing and kayaking, or take a boat trip around the beautiful bay. There are plenty of authentic villages to explore in the surrounding hills, along with some excellent hiking routes, or you could hit the enticing historic capital of Chania, about a 30-minute drive away, for some sightseeing, shopping and nightlife.
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Your guide to Almyrida holidays
Almyrida is a wonderful little resort on Crete’s northern coast, which combines plenty of authentic Greek charm with a good choice of shops, restaurants and facilities. It has two Blue Flag beaches, with transparent, shallow waters, and plenty of facilities for water sports. Although small, it has plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants and bars - all you need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Almyrida makes a great base for exploring the tiny hamlets dotted across the hills inland, whether you do it by foot or by car. You shouldn’t miss out on Crete’s beautiful historic capital of Chania, which is just 14 miles away, and has a charming Venetian harbour, plus bags of shops, bars and restaurants.
There are two main beaches in Almyrida, both of which are sandy, pristine and well equipped. The sands shelve gently into crystal clear waters, making them ideal even for the youngest children. You can rent out kayaks, catamarans or paddle boards to explore the beautiful bay, or even paddle out to the tiny islet of Karga, now a refuge for wild birds. There is also some amazing diving near Almyrida, and local diving schools can arrange courses and excursions. One of the best is to the subterranean ‘Elephant Cave’ nearby – discovered only in 2000, this cave is named for the numerous prehistoric elephant bones found here.
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