Things to do in Georgioupolis that you shouldn’t miss
A swim in the beautiful beach of Georgioupolis, a delicious Cretan lunch at Argyroupolis village waterfalls and a coffee by the spectacular Kournas lake, would be an excellent option for one day trip during your stay in one of our Georgioupolis luxury villas or apartments.
Georgioupolis beach is an excellent choice, especially for family holidays in Crete, as it is sandy and fully organized with umbrellas and sunbeds. The sea is clean and the beach is listed as one of the Blue Flag beaches awarded in 2019-2020 by the European Union. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, the beach offers various activities options such as water sports, beach volley and mini soccer.
If you get hungry or thirsty, there are restaurants and cafes along the promenade of Georgioupolis, offering from snacks to Cretan meals. Discover some things to do in this wonderful area that you should not miss!
1. Agios Nikolaos Chapel
Agios Nikolaos is one of the most photographed landmarks in Georgioupolis. It is, in fact, a whitewashed chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron of sailors, built on a small rocky islet and is easily accessible on foot.
Because of its location, the chapel appears to be emerging from the sea. The charming white chapel is a favorite choice for weddings in the part of the island, and many couples choose it for Greek Orthodox ceremonies, but also a splendid location for photographs and memories that last a lifetime.
2. Kalivaki Beach
Kalivaki is a beautiful sandy beach with low dunes where visitors can enjoy swimming. The beach is well organized and there you will find umbrellas and restaurants near the coast, if you want to grab a bite after swimming.
Kalivaki is a good choice for families with children, especially when it is windy, as the beach is more protected than the neighboring, crowded beaches of Georgioupoli. The tall trees around the parking area provide shade and overnight parking is allowed.
3. Gergiouplois Safari
Discover the Cretan culture, beautiful landscapes away from tourist areas, golden sandy beaches, breathtaking views, wildlife, Cretan herbs, traditional wine, raki, honey and olive oil, homemade food, the myths and traditions that will awaken all your senses during your stay in Georgioupolis.
4. Kournas Lake
This is the largest natural lake in Crete and surely one of the most unspoiled and beautiful landsacpes of the island of Crete. It hosts a rich ecosystem and it is protected by the NATURA 2000 network. The scenery is fantastic and offers a great opportunity for long walks and picnics or even swimming.
Here you can swim and sunbathe, take a catamaran and discover the lake and its inhabitants, go for a walk or have a lunch in one of the local taverns famous for its delicious Cretan cuisine.