Georgioupolis in Crete
Hotels and apartments
The village of Georgioupolis with it’s particulary
beautiful setting between sea and mountain, is situated between the
towns of Rethymno, a 30 minute journey by car and Chania which is
a 45 minute drive away. This charming village with its long stretch
of sandy beach and river running into the sea, was until recent times
a sleepy little fishing village in an out of the way place.
Over the past 20 years it has slowly grown into a very
popular little holiday resort, with a wide range of tavernas, shops,
cafes, boutiques and other tourist amenities. The beautiful countryside
surrounding the village is ideal for those keen on walking, while
the splendid sandy shore and relaxed sea side atmosphere make it ideal
for beach lovers.
There is and excellent bus service in all directions
and thus it is possible to go quite far afield, for example to Heraklion
(90 min journey) or the south coast perhaps to visit Phaistos or Matala.
An outing to Georgioupolis is also worthwhile. Closer to home there
are interesting visits to be made to the old quarters of Chania an
Lake Kournas, famed as the only fresh water lake on
Crete and haven for wild life, is within walking distance from Georgioupolis.
Some distance outside the village, a long row of hotels sits alongside
the sweeping almost 10 km long pale fine sandy beach and crystal clear
waters. However, a part of timeless old Georgioupolis remains very
much in place. As in years gone by, the eucalyptus tree lined square
remains the perfect place to sit and watch the villagers meet each
other in the kafenions to exchange the news of the day over a coffee
Hotels & apartments in Georgioupolis
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