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A small fishing village in recent years is gaining more and more popularity due to its clean beaches and the opportunity to observe the life of the Greek fishermen.
Georgioupolis village is located a few kilometers from Rethymnon and Chania. You can reach it by bus or car.
In the village you can have a feeling that time has stopped here - it looks the same as it was ten or twenty years ago. The fishermen also catch fish, sometimes giving lessons curious travelers, on beaches are a few people, and this deserted especially please those who are tired of the hubbub of crowds of tourists.
In the Georgioupolis village there is a local landmark - the church of St. Nicholas, which is extended to spit a few meters. A very popular and Kournas lake, it is of volcanic origin, so the water is so pure that you can see every pebble on the bottom. Around the Georgioupolis village are placed taverns and restaurants offering fresh seafood and traditional Greek dishes.
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See pond sliders
Unusual pond sliders that are found in large numbers in the lake Kournas, you can not only take pictures but also hold in your arms.FREE9
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More places to visit on Crete
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.30
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.31
The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.1
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.22
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.15
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.40
The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.15
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.32
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.23
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13