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