Holidays to Almyrida take you to Crete’s peaceful side. Here you’ll find golden sands, traditional tavernas and just the right number of bars and shops.
A laid-back Cretan village
This fishing village in Crete stretches for about 2 kilometres along the coast. That means it’s small enough to retain its character but big enough that you’ll find nice places to eat and drink. Most of these are in the main street, which runs parallel to the beach. The cafés and restaurants sit on the side, overlooking the water, while the shops are on the other.
A trio of beaches
Almyrida offers up a choice of three beaches, all of which are Blue Flag winners. The 2 bigger stretches are the most popular, with their golden sands that shelve gently into crystal blue waters. There are loungers and umbrellas to rent, and tavernas backing onto the beaches. And the third, pebbled, beach is excellent for snorkelling.
Daytrips to Chania
There are regular buses to Chania, 24 kilometres away. This one-time capital is still a much-loved city, thanks to its appealing mix of Turkish and Venetian architecture. The old harbour is particularly lovely, dishing up coastal views and lots of history. If you wander the backstreets around here, you’ll stumble across the best shops and restaurants. It’s also worth walking out to the lighthouse.
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