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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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Lovely place to chill

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We like to go to Crete in April to see the spring flowers, go walking and exploring while the weather is not too hot. Villa Helios proved to be a good choice as it is in the middle of beautiful countryside with every kind of ramble literally on the doorstep. The house has more space than we imagined and very well laid out. Views towards the White Mountains from the upstairs bedrooms are truly spectacular. We especially liked the colourful mediterrainean plants and shrubs growing around the house. Although just two of us this time, I can imagine it would be an excellent base for family holidays. Very good value, the owner (John) is a pleasure to deal with and responded to my questions very quickly. Will be returning with more friends sometime soon.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

Fantastic apartment in idyllic location, definitely has the wow factor!

5 of 5
Fabulous time was had by all! The apartment description was accurate, lots of lovely touches that Panos has taken time over to ensure a most comfortable stay. We were two couples who didn't want to leave. The apartment was great for us almost 2 separate apartments with lovely communal area, all spotlessly clean. Panos was so helpful and welcoming, lovely welcome pack ,arranging a taxi for us and meeting us and seeing us off fabulous😄򑀠the location is fantastic, the view from the window and roof garden wow😄򑀠And what a welcome from francoise cafe bar wonderful service, very humorous staff Kostas and his secretary (Happy) and the owner great would recommend 100%. Lots of lovely tavernas, gorgeous beach, it was difficult to leave the resort but we did. Try elanfonisi,kalyves,falasarno to name a few. Rethymon, Chania the old towns are a must. Car Hire and taxi so easy to arrange. Panos is a fabulous host, thank you so much for making us welcome in your country, your apartment is the nicest we have stayed in , the welcome you gave us and the help and assistance from the start of booking to the day we left was second to none. We had so much fun, we would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to come back very soon. Thank you Almiryda, thank you Francoise and your lovely staff and most of all thank you Panos, it was a pleasure to meet you. Kind Regards Kathryn, Colin, Sue & Dean
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

A most enjoyable experience.

5 of 5
The apartment has stunning views across Almyrida to the sea from the main balcony at the rear, and views of the mountains from the front, the swimming pool and garden were well kept and maintained, the apartment was well stocked with everything that is needed, and the beds were very comfortable, The distance to Almyrida and the beach was a pleasant stroll of about 10 minutes, all in all it was a very enjoyable 2 weeks.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016