Where the sun meets the sea.......

GM Luxury Villas in Almyrida

Our villas are situated in the scenic fishing village of Almyrida in the area of Chania on the island of Crete, in Greece. The area is renowned for its remarkable natural beauty and its breath-taking scenery to the White Mountains and Souda Bay. Only 25 km from the town of Chania, 33 km from the Chania airport and 18 km from the port of Souda Bay. GM Villas offer the perfect base close to the beach for luxury holidays in Crete. Enjoy the most memorable vacations in one of the most enchanting island’s in Greece with your family, friends or your other half.

things to do in Almyrida and the surrounding area

The charming village, Almyrida is only a short drive (30 min.) from the city center of Chania town and Chania international airport (40 min.).

Here, everything is set for a quiet and relaxed holiday with sunbathing on the lovely sandy beach, which has been awarded with EU's blue flag for its cleanliness, or if you like an active vacation with watersports, boat trips, hiking, small walks, bicycling etc. 

The village of Almyrida has a small center with several nice tavernas, beach bars, cafes, bakeries, butcher, pharmacy, grocery stores, jewelry, souvenir shops, ATMs, car hire companies and various other nice small shops, all of which are open till late at night in the high seasons. Here you'll find most of what you need in daily holiday life.


Diving

Omega Diving Center, is a PADI 5 Star Diving Resort which offers recreational diving and courses for novice and experienced divers maintaining the highest possible standards of diver safety and education. The diving center is ideally located in the center of Almyrida village only a short walk from our villas. 

Visit Omega Diving Center's web site

Hiking & Biking

Just ourside the door you have a great opportunity to explore the area by foot or on the bike. Almyrida is a very good starting point if you wish to explore the Apokoronas area with its beautiful views, secluded beaches and the small ancient villages. Bikes are available for rent in Almyrida. If you wish to join a guided tour we can help you to book with one of the experienced tour operators.

Discover Apokoronas on foot


Dining

In Almyrida you will find a various selection of cafees, tavernas and restaurants. Each one with their own special style and atmosphere. Watch the beautiful sunset and feel the sea breeze at one of the restaurants along the beach or choose a sheltered garden restaurant behind the most busy area.  In Almyrida you have different choices. 

TripAdvisor top 10 restaurants in Almyrida


Wine tasting & cooking lessons

Come closer to the wine culture of Crete and discover the exceptional, high quality wines the island has to offer. Book a wine tasting tour to a wine yard and your appreciation and understanding of Cretan wine will never be the same again. Some wine yeards in the district also offer a full gastronomic experience with cooking lessons focused on Cretan cuisine and, of course, Cretan wine!

Boat trip with snorkeling

Join a sight seeing and snorkeling trip with RIB and explore the facinating caves along the coastline around Almyrida. The skipper brings snorkeling equipment for the passengers.

Visit Dream Adventure Trips

Private boat trips

If you want a boat trip and prefer not to share the boat with other guests, there are possibilities to rent a boat just for you. It includes the skipper or if you have a licence for the boat, it's also possible to rent the boat without skipper.


Chania

Chania includes the old and the new town and is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Greece and is absolutely worth a visit. Take a walk along the narrow streets in the Old Town or visit the Venetian Harbour, the Lighthouse, museums, churches and craft shops with local products. The atmosphere has a touch of Florence and Venice, combined with the culture and character of Cretan people and traditions.

Knossos

Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. You can plan an one day trip to Heraklion (about 1,5 hour by car ~ 150km ) to visit Knossos, wander around in Heraklion and come back in the evening.


Water sport

Non motorized water sport like katamarans, pedalos, kayaks and windsurfing is available for rent at the beach in Almyrida.

Tennis

If you like to play tennis, we can help you to book a tennis court nearby. They also have equipments for rent, in case you don't want to bring your own tennis racqet for your holiday.

Elafonissi beach

This papadise-like beach is one of Crete's most visited beaches and absolutely worth a visit ...... It is located in the southwesternmost tip of Crete, about 2 hours drive from Almyrida. The crystal clear tourquise water and the pinkish sandy beach brings this to a spectacular and beautiful area with lagoons and may remind you of a Creibbean beach.

Spa treatments

If you want to indulge yourself in a relaxing and revitalizing experience in a SPA or Beauty treatment salon, we can connect you with a salon with professional therapists, so that you can prebook your treatments in front of your stay.

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