Almyrida beach, Apokoronas, Chania

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Author: Giannis Foudoulakis
Almyrida Beach in Apokoronas, Chania, Crete

Almyrida is located at the exit of the Gulf of Souda, approximately 20 km from the city center of Chania. The region attracts many tourists and it has many cafés, taverns and hotels along the coast. The beach is arranged over two main coves in which you have several options between sandy and pebbly spots. The most popular feature of Almyrida is Karga, a rocky islet to which you can swim and is located 300 m off the coast. Almyrida is, among others, the perfect destination for families with children, as the water is shallow, there is plenty of quiet to relax and there are all sorts of amenities that will allow you to spend the day here.

If you choose to lodge in Almyrida, then you will be at the perfect starting point in order to explore the region of Apokoronas that features countless historical monuments, picturesque villages and places that somehow managed to remain unaltered over the ages. A short drive from Almyrida is Kalives, a small town with beautiful sandy beaches and popular taverns with delightful local specialties. While you are here, don't miss visiting the Lake of Kournas, the glass blowing factory in Kokkino Chorio, the ancient town and castle of Aptera and some of the many beautiful villages of the region.

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