Gorgeous Georgioupolis holidays 2018 / 2019
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.
Located 26 miles east of Chania, 14 miles from the historic town of Rethymnon and 62 miles from the capital, Heraklion, Georgioupolis is an excellent base to set up your next family holiday to Crete.
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.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 0m
When to go
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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. Biking, cycling and exploring the nearby Kournas Lake should be at the top of your list. Kournas Lake is a gorgeous lake with calm waters where you can swim, hike or eat at one of the many tavernas.
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!
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.