Georgioupoli

Georgioupoli, Chania prefecture  Crete

With a population of around 500 people this little seaside village is about 38km southeast of Chania. It is thought that Georgioupoli was one of the ports of the ancient city of Lappa, the port of Amfimalla, although there are no archaeological finds that supports this theory.

The village takes its name from Prince George, a former Governor of the island. Although a small village it is extremely popular with tourists and has a great number of visitors during the summer months owing to its superb beaches.

Close by is the village of Kourna and its unique lake, Lake Kourna, the only lake in Crete. On the southern shores of the lake are the distinctive Kourna Caves which were discovered as recently as 1961..

georgioupoli lake kourna