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Things To Do in Almyrida

Posted on Tuesday 6th February 2018 by Crete Escapes

Located around 25KM East of Crete’s main town Chania, Almyrida is a stunning seaside resort boasting a gorgeous family friendly, sandy beach and plenty to see and do! Hiking, diving, watersports, shopping and swimming can all be enjoyed in this wonderful location so there really is something for everyone. Plus, you can enjoy all of this in the Mediterranean sunshine! If you are visiting Crete this year make sure to check in with Almyrida bay to enjoy the many things to see and do, making your holiday one to remember.

Almyrida Beach CreteThe Beach

The beach is one of the most popular reasons many tourists visit Almyrida. The wonderful, sandy beach is awarded a blue flag every year demonstrating its cleanliness and safety making it the ideal relaxing and exploring spot for families. Its shallow, crystal clear water and golden sand make it a holiday paradise allowing you fully escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of this hidden Cretan gem!

The beach is also well known for water sports where you can take part in windsurfing, sailing and even diving to add a touch of something different to your holiday making it that extra special! Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional or have any previous experience to enjoy these activities, so whether you are looking to practice your skills or learn new ones there is something for everyone!


Calling all foodies! Almyrida’s authentic Taverns, largely based on the beach, are famous for traditional Cretan food. Treat your taste buds to fresh fish, salads and more while watching the world go by on the gorgeous golden sands of Almyrida bay!

If you are looking for something sweet, be sure to take a look at the local bakery, patisserie and the various mini-markets for a treat! Perhaps even put together a picnic to enjoy on the lovely beach and enjoy the best of both worlds!

Boat Tripscrete sea cave

There is a number of boat trips available from Almyrida including Dream Adventure Trips, one of the most highly recommended on the island. Enjoy stunning views of Crete and experience the crystal clear water form a different viewpoint. You can also go snorkelling from many of the boat trips and experience the breath taking underwater scenes- memories that really will last forever! The many experienced tour guides will guide you through the history of Crete, Almyrida bay and the surrounding areas including the local sea caves! Something you really shouldn’t miss!

Something For Everyone

We have many stunning Villas on offer within close proximity to Almyrida. Just like the seaside resort itself, we have something suitable everyone from families to couples or even groups of friends. Take a look and remember you can book with only a 10% deposit! Many of our Villas are also eligible for Low Occupancy Discount Rates if you are travelling as a pair during non-peak times of year!

Browse our Villas close to Almyrida here, or call us on 0330 111 0061 and a member of our team would be happy to help!