Directly in the village starts the 9km fine and sandy Georgioupolis beach,
which stretches past the settlement Kavros almost up to the coastal town Rethymnon.
The Georgioupolis beach is accompanied in its length by the National Road, which also runs from Chania by Rethymnon along the coast.
Now, you can easily make the mistake and just say: no, so close to the busy road I do not want to swim! Logically! But as you stand on the very wide sand strip, the main road is not visible and there is no noise to hear. In many places there are taverns and beach bars with sufficient snacks and the associated standard equipment of sun loungers and parasols, and from time to time there is also a lifeguard tower to see.
Additional information: Beware of the waves, please pay attention to the colored flags. There may be not to be defined currents here. Otherwise, the beach drops quite shallow, making it child-friendly. Tamarisk trees, the beach lily Pancratium maritimum and the beautiful beach atmosphere round off the picture.
Read more about the nearby places worth a visit:
- Georgioupolis – a village under the Eucalyptus trees
- Kournas lake, the only natural lake of the island