Something For Everyone at Almyrida Beach
Posted on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 by Crete Escapes
Almyrida (often Almirida) is a small, relaxed fishing village in Crete that stretches for 2km across the northern coast, east of Kalyves. It's also home to a fine selection of Crete beach villas.
The beautiful resort of Almyrida provides its visitors with a choice of 3 stunning beaches paired with beautiful restaurants, cafés, patisseries and bars. Each year, Almyrida’s beaches earn the Blue Flag award by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) that signifies that the beaches are clean, safe and well equipped.
2 of the 3 stunning beaches feature a gently sloping sandy shelf and a vast expanse of shallow sea, perfect for family play and water sports. The third beach is the perfect haven for snorkelers looking to explore in the warm waters of the Mediterranean with its pebbly beach and deeper waters.
Large areas of open water and warm wind from the Mediterranean make the waters and beaches around Almyrida a watersport hotspot. Whether you’re a pro windsurfer or you’ve never set sail at all, there are a host of services available at the beachfront to help you get your fix or try something new. You can even hire a small sail boat and take yourself on a tour of the peninsula or get a physical work out by hiring your very own windsurfing gear.
If you’re not confident in your sailing abilities, why not go on a boat tour? Dream Adventure Trips offers a highly reviewed boat trip around the coastline. The tour calls in at fascinating caves, coves and St. John the Hermit’s where you swim ashore and even provides snorkeling equipment.
Not comfortable on the open water? Just dive in! The Omega Divers Centre is another highly rated attraction that will give you an unforgettable experience in the Mediterranean. Try a boat and snorkeling tour with all the gear provided and see the wildlife beneath the crystal clear waters with a qualified instructor. The adventurous of you will want to dive into the deeper parts, where the Mediterranean’s amazing sea life is thriving and ready to amaze.
After a long day of beach walking, adventuring, swimming and snorkeling, relax at one of the plethora of beach bars across the Almyrida coast and watch the sun set. Each and every restaurant and bar has something new and interesting to offer, you’ll struggle to find somewhere that you don’t enjoy. Order before dusk and you’ll be treated to the most beautiful sunset as you taste authentic Cretan cuisine.
Whether you're a thrillseaker or prefer to sunbath with a cocktail, there's something for everyone at Almyrida beach.