Georgioupolis

Georgioupolis is a coastal village, part of Chania and one of the most populous summer resorts of the prefecture. It is located 40 km from the city of Chania, on the northeast side, and 20 km from the neighboring Rethymnon. Georgioupolis, with approximately 450 permanent residents, is built on the estuary of two rivers, Perastikos and Almyros, at the edge of the enormous sandy beach. The village was named after Prince George of Greece, the high commissioner of the island during the last years of the Ottoman occupation.

Georgioupolis is surrounded by a beautiful area, with lush vegetation, greenery and flowing waters. The two rivers, Perastikos and Almiros, form a scenery of unique natural beauty. Almiros, right before meeting the sea on the beach of Georgioupolis, forms a small lake, which is extremely important, though, for the aquatic life living in its waters.

Eucalyptus trees constitute a typical characteristic of Georgioupolis and they decorate the entire road that connects the beach to the square of the village. At the square, restaurants, taverns and cafes are all together and always full of people. Shops and all kinds of tourist services are available on the streets of the village. In fact, Georgioupolis is a tourist town now, with excellent infrastructure.

At the beautiful beach of Georgioupolis visitors can find everything. A walk at the pure white small chapel of St Nicholas which is located right in the sea will fill you with serenity and the insuperable scenery will provide you a wonderful photo gallery to remember the area.

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