Georgioupolis

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. It is a seaside village which has evolved into a modern touristic resort. It lies in a lush area and is crossed by the Almyros stream.

The street forming the entrance to the village is lined with eucalyptus trees which you can also see in the village square – the image is beautiful. In summer, restaurant and café owners at the centre of the village often lay tables and chairs outside their premises to attract customers for a cool drink in the shade of trees. If you walk through the narrow roads of the village you will discover shops with souvenirs and other popular art items, as well as little taverns.

You need five minutes to walk from the village square to the seafront with the traditional little fishing boats and the rubber boats, the latter also used both for fishing and transportation to other places along the Georgioupolis coast for swimming. Originating from the White Mountains, the Almyros stream discharges on the beach of Georgioupolis which is the longest on the island. To the left and right of the village seafront stretch the beaches of Georgioupolis and the esplanade with its traditional taverns and coffee-bars. These establishments offer alternative entertainment to young and old.

However, the most popular landmark on the village seafront is the picturesque chapel of Saint Nikolas which is built on rocks that have been placed a little off the shore to act as breakwater.