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Georgioupoli villageon Crete, Greece

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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.
Georgioupoli village, Crete
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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#7Dive from the catamaran in lake Kournas on CreteDive from the catamaran in lake KournasMickey Collins

You can rent a catamaran, ride to the middle of the lake and enjoy the warm waters.

€7
#8Take a walk on the spit to the church of St. Nicholas on CreteTake a walk on the spit to the church of St. NicholasKateryna Plakhotna

For a small white church leads a long spit of rough stones, and this trip is difficult :)

FREE
#13Feed the wild geese and ducks near the lake Kournas on CreteFeed the wild geese and ducks near the lake KournasMickey Collins

Feed from the hands the wild geese and ducks that live in the bush and totally not afraid of anybody :)

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#20See pond sliders on CreteSee pond slidersoddviser

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.

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