Georgioupolis used to be a tiny fishing village located by a small river next to a very long sandy beach. Nowadays, there are many hotels along the beach and the village is entirely geared towards catering for tourism. But with its river, eucalyptus trees and (still existing) small fishing harbour it remains attractive.


Location of Georgioupolis in Crete

Location of Georgioupolis

Getting there

  As Georgioupolis is located right by the national road between Chania and Rethymnon the connections by public transport are good in both directions. It is located about 45 minutes drive from Chania airport and a little over an hour from Heraklion airport.


The area is now dominated by the package tourists but the village is still pleasant and has a laid back atmosphere


There is lot of accommodation but many of the larger hotels deal mainly with package tours. Independent travellers are more likely to find places in or near the village.


A lot of the visitors eat in their hotels but there are also many restaurants in the village


Many shops and mini markets are open in the tourist season


Some bars and maybe a discotheque


Georgioupolis has the longest sandy beach in West Crete (9 km). It is so long and wide that it never feels crowded and if you walk a little towards the East you will still find almost deserted spots. The sea can be dangerous at times because of currents so heed the warnings of the life guards. See more about the beach here.

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Location of Georgioupolis in Crete

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