Georgioupolis, Chania – Crete
Georgioupolis is a seaside resort located 38km east of Chania and 21km west of Rethymnon. Three rivers meet the sea at the village; the largest, Almiros, creates a small harbor for fishing and tourist boats. The entrance to the village on the old road from Vrisses is a long avenue of eucalyptus trees.
Formerly a small fishing village, Georgioupolis is very much a tourist town now, with many cafés, tavernas and small hotels and apartment blocks. The town square is surrounded by outdoor seating used by tourists enjoying their drinks and ice creams. The 9 km (6 mi) beach is the main attraction of the area, with Kalyvaki beach on the other side of the river as well. Georgioupolis beach is sandy with large dunes and shallow waters. It is very well organized with lifeguards and is ideal for children.