The village of Georgioupolis is on the north west coast of Crete, more or less in the middle between Chania and Rethymnon on one of Crete´s longest sandy beaches. The only freshwater lake on the Island about 8 km inland feeds several streams and these ensure that the hinterland of Georgioupolis blossoms in green.
You have lots of options when your booked Hotel is located in Georgioupolis. Nearby attractions are only a bike ride away while hopping on public transport is easy too. Here are some ideas on how to have a great vacation in Georgioupolis.
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Here are some organised tours we offering with pick up point Georgioupolis:
1. Full day - tour for bathing and snorkelin in the nature reserve Elafonissi.
Elafonissi is a lagoon in the South West of Crete and one of the most popular nature reserve of the Island. Sand dunes with fine sand enclose a large area. Small sandy islets are reachable on foot. The sea is so shallow here that one can walk from isle to isle. Coral reefs serve as wave breakers. Fine traces of red coral leave a deposit on the waterfront and offer a fantastic light show in the water. Driving southwards to the Lagoon Elafonissi you will see varied landscapes, all what Crete can offer. The Beach of Elafoniss is well organized. you will find there toilettes, a café and a small fast food restaurant, and a water-sport-centre for canoe and pedalos and stand up boards, there are also sun beds and sunshades for rent. On the offshore Island “Elafonissi” you will find a nature trail through the dunes.
2. Full day - tour chania town and Falassarna
This convenient tour means that you won’t have to worry about hiring a car or navigating unfamiliar roads
You will be picked up by our Express Mini Bus in the morning.
The City of Chania is the first destination of this fully day-trip.
You will have 3 hours of free time to explore the city. The experienced guide will give you a perfect introduction for first-time visitors and inside tips. You´ll get a great overview and orientation of Chania - City.
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city.
Falassarna Beach, which is located on the west coast of Crete. Falassarna beach has been awarded for being the best beach in Crete and one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. It has light pick coloured sand and crystal clear waters with long magical waves coming in from the Mediterranean.
Falassarna is a nature reserve with dunes on the west coast of Crete. It extends over a length of about 2 km. Falassarna is a Paradise for surfing. There are two watersports-stations. The area consists of several sandy beaches and a few small apartment houses. There are two beach clubs with good music, where fast food is offered and 5 very good restaurants. The beach clubs also offer sun loungers and parasols (price for booth 2 chairs and an umbrella = 8 €,) There are no shops. On the big beach there are 2 watersports stations. Highlight in Falassarna are the excavations of the ancient port city Polirinia from the 6th century BC. The excavations are at the end of the bay, where it is rocky. My favorite place there is the carved stone throne. What for a function it had is still unclear. The throne is located south of the excavations and anyone can sit down in, what I naturally enjoyed!
4. Full day-tour to the South Coast:
Organised full - day - tour to the South of Crete: Spili, Palm Gorge Preveli, including boat-trip .
This convenient tour means that you won’t have to worry about hiring a car or navigating unfamiliar roads.
A small-group tour makes for a comfortable way to see the sights
This excursion begins with the traditional mountain village Spili. Here you´ll have enough time to explore the village and have a look at the Venetian fountain ‘kefalovrissi’ with 19 lion heads. Passing through the extravagant scenery of the Kroutaliotiko Gorge you reach the Preveli Monastery. After Preveli Monastery the next stop is the Palm Beach of Preveli. For enjoying this wunderfull walking-trail right footwear, headgear and a bottle of water is an absolute necessity. From the top you will see one of the most breathtaking views of the blue waters combined with the lagoon and palm forest. Continuing to walk down the steps where you will end up on the best and palm forest. Here you will have about 2 hours free time to soak it all in before continuing to Damnoni. The boat will take you from Preveli to Damnoni where you will have a break for lunch or refreshments. Damnoni is also an amazingly beautiful bay and has an organized beach. When this excursion ends you will be taken back to your Hotel area.Great things come in small packages:
Embrace the colourful small authentic villages of the northwest of Crete and its scenic nature reserves like Balos lagoon and the Samaria Gorge and the natural beauty of the lagoon Elafonissi.
A warm welcome is assured in our charming country hotels situated in the rich mountain regions of Crete renowned for its beautiful scenery.
Our self drive tour "Country & Style"
is where you can enjoy the timeless atmosphere of traditional country houses with comfort spacious bedrooms and large bathrooms. The experience of our "Self drive tour country & style"
is for the discerning visitor who wishes to learn more about Crete's history and culture through personal contact with the owners. Our Self-Drive holidays include hotel accommodation and car hire (including taxes and car insurance) for the full duration. With your travel documents (Vouchers) you will also receive a comprehensive map and day-to-day itinerary. We have carefully selected unique country hotels, that have an extra touch of ambience and character. Click here to see where this spectacular drive takes you
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