Crete lies on the southern edge of the European Union and is the crossroad of three continents and five Seas. It is the meeting ground of diverse peoples, a melting pot of miscellaneous age-old civilizations.

Greek land, a unique combination of cultural influences of various peoples who were creatively assimilated in a physical environment of exceptional beauty. Nature and people coexist in harmony and this happy coexistence in reflected in Greek myths.

Conveniently situated on the administrative borders of the prefectures of Chania and Rethymno, in the area of Georgioupolis, the Vardis family olive garden allows easy access to these historic prefectures of Crete which host some of the most famous natural and cultural, as well as cosmopolitan, sites of the island:


Venice of the East! Chania is a town with a long history, and it is no accident that it was named ‘Venice of the East’. It is also the capital of the prefecture by the same name and stands out for its charm and elegance.

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The picturesque town of Rethymno is the historic capital of the prefecture by the same name. The Venetian and Turkish monuments, the well-preserved elegant traditional houses, the historic neighbourhoods are evidence for the rich history of the place and the significant inheritance of the people who live there.

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Starting from Georgioupolis you can visit places that are most famous for their natural beauty. From an administrative point of view this village is in the jurisdiction of the prefecture of Chania and is located in the northeastern flank of the prefecture, near the western border of the prefecture of Rethymno.

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Kournas Lake

At a distance of 5km from the seaside village of Georgioupolis, near the administrative borders of the Chania and Rethymno prefectures, there is the Kournas lake, the only lake on Crete.

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