Almyrida lies about 20km from Chania at the entrance to the Souda gulf, with a view of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains). Almyrida has two clean sandy beaches which offer safe swimming. There are restaurants and tavernas right on the seafront renowned for their seafood.
The most important archaeological site in Almyrida is what remains of a three-aisled basilica from the early Christian era (6th century AD), with restored mosaic floors. On Finikias hill, right above the Basilica site, are the ruins of a Greek-Roman city. Greek-Roman ruins are also found on the islet of Karga, just off Almyrida.
Where to stay
A superb family run establishment close to the amenities of Almyrida.