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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.

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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              A perfect spot to holiday

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This villa is exactly as pictured but this does not convey the ambience and the peace and quiet. The property was in excellent order when we arrived and the managers popped round to check all was well. We also met the owner which was a bonus. This villa offers a great range of kitchen equipment for self catering and is the only villa we have stayed in that had a range of very sharp knives. The private pool and terrace was a real bonus and was spotless. The information on their website and in the villa was really helpful. The beach at Almirida with its bars and and restaurants is very near and easily accessible. Don't miss the Pear tree which provides excellent fresh food. The instructions for travel and finding the villa were spot on. Our thanks to all for a lovely holiday!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                              A perfect piece of heaven!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This property is absolutely breathtaking and the host couldn't be more welcoming! We had the most enjoyable stay in November 2016. Everything is immaculate, it felt like we were the first people to ever stay there. It has everything you could possibly need for your stay and the host left us some much appreciated goodies including traditional baked goods, water, beer, fruit and muesli! The view and outside space was our favourite part, the upstairs terrace is huge - we didn't use it much as we spent most of our time on the downstairs terrace by the pool. The property has clear views to the sea and feels completely private. The village itself is small and quiet but very friendly and nice for an afternoon walk. You will need a car If you want to explore further. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                              Incredible views!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Villa Daedalos sits at the top of a hill with stunning views across the bay and down to the village of Almyrida. The Bolarakis family, who were charming and very helpful, have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible, even providing a mobile phone with a Greek SIM card for local calls and a telescope to make the most of those views! The villa was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped. A welcome basket of fruit, fresh bread, milk and wine was provided and very much appreciated after a day's travelling! The gardens are beautiful and fragrant with plenty of different seating areas to provide either sun or shade but, from wherever you sit, you can still enjoy the views. There is even a small swing and a seesaw for the children and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and pizza oven. The infinity pool was a little chilly in October but would be wonderful in the heat of the summer. We could happily have spent every day lazing around the villa, but we did tear ourselves away to explore the towns of Chania and Rethymon (both of which were lovely) and the Palace of Knossos. The quaint village of Plaka is a short distance away and has several tavernas/cafes and two mini-markets which sell all the basic necessities (we didn't need to venture to the larger supermarket during our week's stay). Almyrida has more shops, restaurants and a beach with shallow water, ideal for younger children. In summary, Villa Daedalos was, for us, the perfect villa. We do a lot of travelling and there are only a few properties to which we would consider returning. Villa Daedalos is definitely one of them. Thank you to the Bolarakis family!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2016