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Almyrida Holidays

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Crete holidays

A serene Grecian hotspot

Peaceful doesn’t have to mean boring, as this interesting village proves. Thanks to a laid-back atmosphere, Almyrida holidays offer visitors the opportunity to relax, but tranquil as this small former fishing village is, you won’t be stuck for things to do. Firstly, you’ll want to spend time soaking up the picture-perfect scenery and wandering around the village, which is impossible to do without flitting between its many cafés, bars and tavernas.

If you want to burn off some excess energy after all that lounging around and snacking, there’s a surprisingly diverse choice of water sports available at the beaches. Or, if you prefer to stick to dry land, great hiking and biking trails are available around the village and in the surrounding areas. And if you can’t live without the hustle and bustle, the historical city of Chania is half-an-hour’s drive away. Holidays to Almyrida will appeal to anyone, but are particularly suited to families, thanks to the child-friendly beaches and the ease of getting around. Couples wanting a quiet break will also be very happy here.

Your Almyrida questions, answered

Almyrida is small so it’s possible to explore the village on foot, but if you want to see more of Crete, hiring a car is a good idea.
Summer highs in July and August reach around 31°C (averaging at about 28°C) – you won’t get much cooler than around 12°C in January and February.
Almyrida is blessed with some excellent clean, sandy beaches, where you’ll find water sports, cafés, sunloungers and everything else you might need for a perfect day at the coast.

Best things to do in Almyrida

Discover ancient Crete

Just a few kilometres away from Almyrida, Gavalochori is a beautiful, traditional Cretan village that looks and feels untouched by time, offering a taste of the island’s history and culture.

Learn a new sport

Windsurfing is particularly popular in Almyrida due to the warm Mediterranean breezes around this part of the island, so why not give it a go?

Try Cretan cuisine

Almyrida’s many tavernas invite you to sample local dishes, such as ‘dakos’ (rye bread rusks with fresh tomato and herbs) or various cheese pastries, such as ‘sarikopitakia’.