Almyrida and Plaka


Almyrida is a small village with a pleasant shallow beach nestling in the bay of Souda. Further up the hill (and 10 minutes on foot from the beach), the village of Plaka also offers some accommodation with splendid views of the bay of Souda and the White Mountains.

In recent years though, both villages have seen a big increase in construction (houses and apartments in Plaka, hotels in Almirida) so that it can now be a little crowded.

Location of Almyrida in Crete

Location of Almyrida

Getting there

 Bus connections are infrequent so better have your own car if you want to be able to move around easily. Almyrida is located about 25 km from Chania.


Almyrida has gotten quite large in the last few years and because the village is small it can easily feel a little crowded.


 New hotels have been built in the past few years so there is plenty to choose from.


A fair choice of good restaurants


A number of shops have sprung up in the last few years and you will find just about everything in Kalives, 4 km away.


A few bars. To my knowledge there is no disco... yet.


 Nice sandy beach with shallow water (so good for kids when there are no waves). But the beach is small and narrow and can easily feel crowded. Add a few more large hotels and it will be packed! See more about the beach here.

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Location of Almyrida in Crete

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