The seaside resort of Georgioupoli in Crete

georgioupoli  creteGeorgioupoli is a small fishing village in the region of Apokoronas in northwestern Crete. It is located 40 km east of Chania, 25 km west of Rethymno and 100 km west of Heraklion. An ideal location to make your vacation a unique and unforgettable experience!
Α σandy beach οφ 10 km, which offers a wonderful atmosphere for sports activities or relaxation.
Eucalyptus trees line most of the streets of the village.

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.

The Almyros river, together with two smaller rivers, form a unique landscape around the coastline.
The village is surrounded by hills full of herbs, wild flowers and olive groves with an authentic Cretan character and culture.

The white church of Agios Nikolaos built on rocks in the sea is a reference point. Fairs, festivals and events in the Apokoronas area, in Chania and Rethymnon all year round. Opportunities to try local products and Cretan cuisine.

The traditional color of the area is combined with the exceptional comfort and modern services found in a modern resort. Nearby you can find: Numerous shops, super markets, cafes and taverns.
There is a bank and ATMs and pharmacy and 24 hour doctor.

Georgioupoli is also the ideal starting point for short or long excursions.
Many traditional villages in the neighboring area. The picturesque lake of Kournas, the only natural lake in Crete, is only 3.5km away and can be reached on foot, by bike, by the local tourist “train”, or even by horse for those who love horse riding.
Crete is one of the best hiking areas in Southern Europe. Passing through the world-famous Samaria Gorge is something not to be missed!

The beach in Georgioupoli

Map of Georgioupoli