Almyrida Crete travel guide

Almyrida is a small beach resort located on the north coast of Crete about 15 kilometres east of Chania.

A trio of beaches lie along the crescent bay with the main sandy beach edged with one of stone and another small, but sheltered, strip of sand.

Tavernas line up behind the main sands and the beach has the usual sunbeds and showers with a small harbour at the western end.

Almyrida has a dozen or more tavernas and cafes to satisfy the demands of tourist visitors but there are more to be found in the nearby hill village of Plaka.

The beach is of good sand but it does dip sharply into the sea and beach notices warn of underwater rocks and strong currents so children must be watched.

For added interest the small rocky islet of Karga sits out in the bay and you can just make out the ruins of ancient walls built across it.

Almyrida village has a couple of small mini-markets, a souvenir shop and car hire but little else other than the tavernas, apartments and some small hotels.

There good walks in the area and the cliff path between Almyrida and Kalives has fine views over Souda Bay.

The road that runs from Drapanos to Kefalas also offers some panoramic views as does the road out of Plaka to the village of Kokkino Horio.