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At a distance of 25km from Chania to Rethymno, is located the fishing village of Almyrida. Around the bay of Almyrida are beautiful places like Kera, Plaka, Kambia and Kokkino Horio, which together with Almyrida combine the most remarkable tourists resorts of Crete. Almyrida has just been developed the last eight years, in a way though that it has remained unspoilt – the traditional characteristics which attracts the most demanding guests.
At the entrance of Almyrida archeologists discovered Mosaic and tamls which belong to the Royal Church Rhythm of the 5th century DC. Also, the last but with the Turks took place in Almyrida in1896. At the bay of Almyrida, the small island of Karga located just across the Almyrida Beach Hotel & Studios, is ideal for seatrips and fishing. It is also interesting to see the ancient walls from the time of the Finikes and tunnels which are built during the Second World War. The island of Karga is an ideal place for birds to rest and. Almyrida is considered to be one of the finest holiday destinations worldwide.

Almyrida Crete

Almyrida offers a fabulous clean sandy beach with clear blue waters, entirely safe for all people. The area will offer all visitors almost anything they may desire during their holidays – restaurants and taverns right on the sea, cafes, bars, green grocers, and a large variety of other shops. Almirida is well known for its fresh fish and its delicious local food.
The clean refreshing air and the green hills surrounding Almyrida are ideal places for walkers. There are also car and bike rentals as well as taxis.  Almyrida is still a typical Greek fishing village, unspoilt by mass tourism.

Almyrida beach

Almyrida has a dozen or so tavernas and cafes, all very fine although many visitors prefer to take the western road up the hill to Plaka where there are two excellent tavernas. In Almyrida village itself UK ex-pats Jerry and Norman have opened the very popular Enchanted Owl which offers English food (including excellent fish and chips) as well as Indian and Indonesian dishes. Otherwise facilities are all you would expect in a small village, a couple of small mini-markets, a kiosk, a tourist shop (buckets, spades and postcards) and that is just about the lot. Car and bike hire is available from Kalives-based Flisvos which has a branch here with good modern vehicles at very reasonable rates.


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