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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Georgioupolis, Crete your home away from home

Georgioupolis is a small village on the north coast of Crete. It has a pretty village square surrounded by small shops and tavernas providing nightly food and entertainment. The village also has two supermarkets, a bakery, pharmacy and a cashpoint machine. Once a small fishing village, it has retained its character with the advent of tourism. The area is a wildlife refuge with a small river, eucalyptus trees and a mountain backdrop. It is surrounded by historic sites, caves, museums and ancient ruins which are what make Crete so fascinating to visit.

Things to Do in Georgioupolis, Crete

Boat Trips

There are plenty of boat trips offered from Georgioupolis around the beautiful coast of Crete. Boat tours take visitors up the Almaris river to see the terrapin colonies. Daily snorkeling cruises sail to the nearby island of Thodorou where divers can view the World War 2 crashed German aircraft. Lazaretta Island is also reached by boat and the crystal waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is a relaxing way to see more of the island, but most stables only offer rides in the early morning and evening due to the summer heat. Horse-drawn carriages also take tourists around the area. Beach

Georgioupolis has a lovely gently sloping sandy beach which stretches for miles and is ideal for children with its safe bathing. The beach has plenty of cafés and bars just across the street which provide refreshments.

Places to Visit Near Georgioupolis, Crete

Knossos

This ancient site was the centre of Minoan civilisation and was continuously inhabited from 7000 BC. The palace has many legends associated with it and many other buildings have survived from the Roman era. The Villa of Dionysos was built around 67BC and the splendid mosaics of this impressive house can still be seen.

Lake Kournas

This picturesque inland lake is the only one on the island and is just a couple of miles from your Georgioupolis holiday rental. It is surrounded by mountains and there are many tavernas and cafés along its shores.

Lasithi Windmills

These 24 ancient windmills are a landmark on the Lasithi plateau. They are all individually owned and some have been restored by their owners.

Weather in Georgioupolis, Crete

The islands of Crete enjoy long sunny summers with temperatures averaging a hot 86°F (30°C) in August. Winters are mild and sunny with average highs of 59°F (15°C) even in the depth of winter. The islands have some rainfall between November and March.

Travel to Georgioupolis, Crete The nearest airports to your holiday rental in Georgioupolis are at Chania (CHQ) 35km (22 miles) away and Heraklion (HER) 104 km (65 miles) away, which is about a 90 minute drive.

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Georgioupoli Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

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Beautiful stone villa with fantastic views of sea and mountains.

5 of 5
Fantastic villa in the hills above the beach. If you like sitting watching the sun set over the mountains then this place is perfect - just like the photos. Owner and agent were friendly and helpful. Only niggle was construction work down the hill about half a mile away - I suspect though that we were unlucky to coincide with early drilling and the wind from the north - I doubt this would be a problem next week. We had an excellent holiday. Thanks.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

KC1 Kournas Beach

4 of 5
The property was clean well appointed and comfortable the only problems we had were with opening the key safe which was probably due to us being tired and arriving very late and also opening the front door which needed a special knack which we didn't get for a couple of days. The pool was really nice and maintained really well.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017