This new, well maintained complex with studios and apartments for 2 to 4 persons is situated at a quiet corner of the former fishing village of Georgioupolis, 150 meters from 10km of long sandy beach.
Also nearby is the Kap Drapanon, the river which flows from the mountains, the harbour, hills dotted with small typical villages, and the backdrop of the White Mountains with more than 30 peaks over 2000m.
The village's centre is 500 meters away and is surrounded with a lot of trees, taverns and small shops. There is a horse riding centre just outside the village and Kournas Lake, a fresh water lake is 3.5km away.
All units have kitchenettes, safes and air conditioning (extra), private facilities with showers and balcony. The apartments have 1 separate bedroom with 2 beds + 1 sofabed and another sofabed in the combined living room and can accommodate up to 4 guests, the studios are for a maximum of 3 people, 2 beds + 1 sofabed. Reception, lounge and parking are available and transfer services by taxi or car rental from/to the ports and airports are easily organised.
MINIMUM STAY 7 DAYS !!!
The village of Georgioupolis with it's particulary beautiful setting between sea and mountain, is situated between the towns of Rethymno, a 30 minute journey by car and Chania which is a 45 minute drive away. This charming village with its long stretch of sandy beach and river running into the sea, was until recent times a sleepy little fishing village in an out of the way place. Over the past 20 years it has slowly grown into a very popular little holiday resort, with a wide range of tavernas, shops, cafes, boutiques and other tourist amenities. The beautiful countryside surrounding the village is ideal for those keen on walking, while the splendid sandy shore and relaxed sea side atmosphere make it ideal for beach lovers. There is and excellent bus service in all directions and thus it is possible to go quite far afield, for example to Heraklion (90 min journey) or the south coast perhaps to visit Phaistos or Matala. An outing to Frangokastello is also worthwhile. Closer to home there are interesting visits to be made to the old quarters of Chania an Rethymno. Lake Kournas, famed as the only fresh water lake on Crete and haven for wild life, is within walking distance from Georgioupolis. Some distance outside the village, a long row of hotels sits alongside the sweeping almost 10 km long pale fine sandy beach and crystal clear waters. However, a part of timeless old Georgioupolis remains very much in place. As in years gone by, the eucalyptus tree lined square remains the perfect place to sit and watch the villagers meet each other in the kafenions to exchange the news of the day over a coffee or ouzo.
Crete by horse, here in Georgioupolis, exciting beach rides, beautiful mini-safaris and relaxing day trips. Green hills, goat-tracks, olive groves, herbs and wild flowers, the unique Lake of Kournas, Argiroupoli's waterfalls, many small friendly villages and a superb beach combine to make this the holiday experience of a lifetime !
Using a car from the airport:
There is only one main street called "IKAROY" from the airport to Iraklion Center.
Follow the above main street until you meet the old Venetian port and then at the roundabout point keep going another three blocks and then turn left and immediately right towards Chronaki street as soon as you pass Atrion hotel turn left and you will see us.Or follow the signposts of Kastro hotel
Using a taxi: the cost should be around 12 Euros.
Using a bus: The bus stop at the city center where you get off is "Lions Square", north of the square there is "El Greco Park" cross it heading until you find a conspicuous high palm, you are at the beginning of our street and signs will lead you to the hotel.
Coming from the port:As soon as you are disembarked from the ship, turn right at the traffic lights and keep going until you pass the old venetian port. Two blocks after the round about,at the beginning of Saint Paul's ruins (walking along the coast) turn left and you will find us (150m)