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Make holiday rental accommodation or an apartment in Almirida, Crete your home away from home

Almirida started out as a small fishing village on the east of Souda Bay in Crete. Over the years, the combination of lovely beaches, important historical sites and charming atmosphere of the village started to attract visitors, and Almirida has never looked back. In the last few years, holiday accommodation in Almirida has increased, providing more options for your stay. This development has not altered the atmosphere though, meaning the famously relaxing resort is still an ideal place to escape to.

Things to do on holiday in Almirida, Crete

Archaeologists have discovered a range of 5th century tombs from the ancient Foinikes era. The wonderful mosaics which adorn the entrances to the tombs have been wonderfully preserved, and are well worth visiting from any of the self catering accommodation in Almirida. As with much of Crete, Almirida has a wealth of natural treasures too. The short walks to the Gorge of St Nikolas and the Diktamo Gorge as well as the 250 caves which are scattered along the coast are magnificent places to explore.

Walking from an Almirida apartment or villa is a hugely rewarding activity as there is just so much to see. Remnants of ancient walls, WWII tunnels and islets covered in migratory bird species are your reward for your efforts, especially if you head around the Bay of Almirida. The woodland behind the village is some of the only unspoilt woodland in Crete, and for much of the year, the only sounds to be heard there are the footsteps of fellow walkers or the soft song of birds. Mountain bikes can also be hired from vendors in the village, so you can set out into the hills at a more vigorous pace.

The thin, sandy beach which lines the whole of the bay is not only the focal point for visitors and locals during the day. In the evenings, the tavernas, cafes, bars and shops are the main social centres in the village, where people congregate to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and catch up with friends. The beach is safe for children, as it slopes gently into the warm waters of the Mediterranean. There is also a windsurfing school for those who would like to try their hand.

Places to holiday in Almirida, Crete

Chania is the largest town in the Almirida area, and if you are staying in a self catering holiday rental in Almirida, you will almost certainly do much of your shopping in Chania. It is a very beautiful town, whose original centre is home to a disproportionate number of excellent historical monuments and fascinating buildings spanning the whole of Crete’s history.

Weather in Almirida, Crete

Summer in Almirida is hot. Summer temperatures average 27°C, with daily peaks reaching up to around 35°C in the middle of the day. In winter, temperatures are still remarkably warm, averaging around 12°C.

Flights to Almirida, Crete

The proximity of Chania International Airport (CHQ) is a real advantage of taking holiday accommodation in Almirida. Located just a few miles down the road, you can be settling into an apartment in Almirida within just a few hours of leaving home. Direct flights to Chania are easy to find during the summer, but in the winter months, you may be routed through Athens.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      Apartment #8038218
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Villa #6506564
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          Apartment #6560588
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            Apartment #3927329
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  Apartment #885366
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                    Multiple rentals Villa #413973
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                      Multiple rentals Villa #413973
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                        Multiple rentals Villa #413973
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          Apartment #8042280
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                            Villa #4134939
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                              Villa #1696312
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                                Multiple rentals Villa #870076
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                                  Apartment #6560589
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                                    Villa #6921608
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                                      Villa #6028668
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                                        Apartment #898536
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                                          Villa #6861811
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Bungalow #8056997
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #3956255
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                                                Multiple rentals Villa #870076
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                                                  Apartment #3941638
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                                                    Apartment #3646851
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                                                      Apartment #6552283
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                                                        Villa #874078
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                                                          Villa #8160895
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                                                            Apartment #6066094
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                                                              Apartment #6560590
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                                                                Villa #4298706
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                                                                  Villa #6897741
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                                                                    Hotel #8087745
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                                                                      Condo #8237030
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                                                                        Villa #443383
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                                                                          Cottage #8081073
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                                                                            Villa #1136318
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                                                                              Villa #1904912
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                                                                                Villa #1664477
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                                                                                  Villa #4283937
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    Apartment #6939329
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                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      House #883914
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                                                                                        Villa #4467050
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                                                                                          Apartment #3941651
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                                                                                            Apartment #6560592
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                                                                                              Villa #6928793
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Condo #8236976
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                                  Villa #8296350
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                                    Condo #8237033
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Cretan Marvel

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our second visit to the property, last being in October 2015. Only disappointment was that Roxani could not be there as she needed to be else where. Elli was on hand to help and again everything was as we expected. Beautiful setting, great facilities and plenty of places to eat within a few minutes walk. Already planning another visit in 2018.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    Wonderful villa in a lovely location.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The villa was exactly as it appeared on your website. It was in a lovely location, luxurious and spacious, it was also well equipped and spotlessly clean. Natasa was really welcoming and helpful and made our stay more relaxed. I would unreservedly recommend it.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017