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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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                                                                                            Beautiful apartments with friendly and thoughtful hosts

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                                                                                            We couldn't recommend the Almyrida Sands apartments more. We arrived to a clean, brand new studio equipped with everything we could need for our week stay. The bed was comfortable, the shower is powerful with hot water available any time of the day and there is a lovely terrace outside of the front where you can overlook the lovely gardens and soak up the distant mountain view. The location was also perfect, a couple of minutes walk to the sea and Almyrida centre. It was also very quiet at night meaning a good night's sleep. There is also an area to park your car should you have hired one. Yannis and his wife were wonderful hosts, ensuring we had everything we needed. We even came back one day to fresh vegetables and tomatoes left for us in our apartment, all picked from their lovely garden! They also provided all the information about the surrounding area including some great restaurant recommendations and local attractions which was very helpful. We will back to stay again when we next visit the Chania area!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            A jewel in a little part of paradise

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                                                                                            We were welcomed by George and shown around the villa, which was very impressive. The photos of the property did not do it justice, as it was tastefully decorated with thoughtfulness throughout. It was sparkling clean and very well maintained. Little touches such as toiletries, beach towels and the welcome pack were so much appreciated. It was close to everything. We loved the beach and restaurants and would have no hesitation in returning. I fell in love with Crete and especially the lovely village of Almyrida. Top marks to Vana and George for offering such a superb place to stay.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Lovely villa in a beatiful location.

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                                                                                            We have just returned from Almyrida, where we stayed at the Villa Selene. The Villa is excellent with all of the amentities required. The property is very well maintained and very clean. There are excellent views from the upstairs balcony, especially the mountains in the morning. Its quiet location masks the fact that it is only a few minutes walk to the beach and bars. Almyrida is a small village with excellent bars and tavernas along the beach. While being small, the bus services are very good and run often from Alymrida to the resort of Chania. Overall, this is a lovely Villa in a beautiful location. Highly Recommended.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016