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Almyrida is in the Apokoronas area, at the entrance to Souda Bay, about 2 km after Κalyves and 22 km from Chania.

Almyrida has two sandy beaches, fully organised with umbrellas, loungers and a lifeguard, while there is also a third beach with pebbles just before the village.

The beaches of Almyrida are awarded a Blue Flag every year, showing that the sea is clean and that the beach provides the necessary safety features and customer service facilities.

Indeed, both the beach and sea of Almyrida are extremely clean. The sea is quite shallow, making it ideal for families with small children.

Both beaches at Almyrida are very exposed to the winds, and on windy days you may see large waves.

windsurfing almyrida beachHowever, it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good: the wind and waves have made Almyrida a windsurfers’ paradise.

Even if you’re not an expert windsurfer, you can try your luck, as you can rent a board on the beach and there are even windsurfing trainers here - mainly in the high tourist season.

The more daring can try the small single- or two-seater sailing boats for a trip to explore the sea caves along the rocky coast east of Almyrida.

Almyrida is the ideal place in Crete for people who want to enjoy the sea in peace and quiet, far from the noise of the major tourist resorts.

If you feel like more excitement, you will find it at Georgioupoli, a few kilometres to the east.

kids on almyrida beachHolidays in Almyrida are the ideal choice for families with small children, as there is an organised beach and everything a family might need on holiday.

You can use Almyrida as a base to explore the picturesque Apokoronas area on foot or by car, with its tiny hamlets hidden in the hills or nestled on the green mountainsides.