Georgioupolis Crete is now a firm fixture on the tourist map of Crete, sitting as it does on the end of a 7 kilometre stretch of sand half-way between Rethymnon to the east and Chania to the west. Over the past 20 years it has slowly grown into a very popular holiday resort, with a wide range of tavernas, shops, cafes, boutiques and other tourist amenities.
The island arterial road also runs directly behind the resort giving easy access for those who want to use the resort as a base for exploring this part of the island.
Georgioupolis village centre is a real mish-mash with a square cum car park encircled by tourist shops, rental outfits and cafes. Advert hoardings abound and the place has a shabby atmosphere.
Newly built apartments spread over a wide area of what used to be marshland with tall and striking eucalyptus trees everywhere providing plenty of shade.
The deep beach at Georgioupolis runs in an almost unbroken straight line ands a long causeway runs out from the harbour to an attractive and much photographed chapel.
The harbour is a lot less attractive with the rusting wrecks of several boats and an incongruous full-size tarmac covered soccer pitch behind some dilapidated wire fencing.
The low-lying flat scrubland behind the beach is spattered with modern beach hotels and beach village complexes.
Georgioupolis Crete - Where is located
The Beach of Georgioupolis Crete
There are two beaches in Georgioupolis. The small Kalivaki beach, located in the west end of the village, and the long beach in front of the beach road, that stretches eastward for miles.
Both are within a walking distance, wherever you choose to stay in Georgioupoli.
Georgioupolis Crete Attractions and Facilities
- Boat trips
- Horse riding
- Long expanse of sandy Blue Flag beaches
- Local guided walks and mountain bike hire
- Excellent choice of cafes and tavernas, many with free WIFI
- Lake Kournas – Cretes only freshwater lake
- The pretty village nearby of Argiroupolis and Roman Lappa
- Mini markets and 2 ATM machines
Georgioupolis Crete Accommodation
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