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Georgioupolis Holiday Travel Guide

Heading away from Chania towards the town of Rethymnon you will encounter upon the small fishing village of Georgioupolis.  What makes this small village so popular with visitors is the very long sandy beach which stretches through the small village.

The village of Georgioupolis has started to become more popular with tourists over the past 15 years, and there are plenty of hotels built on the beach nowadays.  

One thing that marks the village of Georgioupolis is the rivers that runs into the town and into the sea.  The rivers run from the sweet water lake of Kournas that sits 5km inland.

Also another thing that is remarkable about Georgioupolis is the old eucalyptus trees that grow in the village.

Georgioupolis - General Information

As mentioned above the village of Georgioupolis is quite small, and a very charming place to enjoy your holidays.  There are 3 rivers that run into the village, the largest of which is called Almiros, this forms a large delta and natural harbour for the fishing boats of Georgioupolis.

The beach of Georgioupolis is the long and sandy and runs for almost 9 km, so you have plenty of space to find a quiet spot on the beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters.  Most of the beach is covered by beach bars and smaller Tavernas so you will always have somewhere to enjoy a drink or snack.

Just like many other resorts in the area you can catch a boat trip and explore the rugged and wonderful coastline. Some resorts you can visit via boat are Chania, Balos, Platanias and Rethymnon.

The excursions also on offer from the village of Georgioupolis include visits to the lake of Kournas, the waterfalls around this area are also within walking distance.  Try joining the Jeep safari or horse riding in the area for an interesting day exploring the landscape of Crete.

Where to eat in Georgioupolis

If your looking for some good bars and restaurants in Georgioupolis then try the following for a great evening eating and drinking.  

Try Titos bar which is open during the day for coffee, drinks and snacks but also a hive of activity at night staying open well into the early hours.  There are a few more bars in the square which you must explore.

For eating there are a number of good Tavernas serving up excellent fish dishes and local Cretan cuisine and again you will find most of them on the beachfront or square.

Lake Kournas

The lake of Kournas is one of only two lakes in Crete, the second is near Ierapetra.  The lake used to be called 'Korisia' after ancient 'Korion', a city thought to be in the area with a temple to Athena.

Strangely enough the lake is home to terrapins, local freshwater fish, wild goldfish and crabs, although once it was full of Sargasso eels.  The lake receives a lot of visitors every year and you can hire pedalo’s from the shore or take a relaxing boat ride around the lake.

If your looking for something to eat in this area then the lakeside is well served with cafes and small Tavernas.

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Nearest Airport : Chania (CHQ)
ATM/Cash Machines: No
Post Office: Yes
Card/Coin Phones: Yes
Mini-Markets: Yes

The resort is best suited to:

Couples, Families and Honeymooners.

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