Almerida & Plaka, Crete

Almerida & Plaka, Crete

Almyrida Villas 22 km east of Chania, the little seaside village of Almerida ( or sometimes, Almirida)  has two gently shelving sandy beaches fringed by waterside tavernas as well as a small harbour and little rocky coves, with sea  that changes from pastel turquoise to a deep aquamarine.

Originally just a fishing village times change and Almirida has slowly grown into a small resort with a number of Almyrida Villas, apartments and a few hotels but the waterside tavernas still have a laid back unhurried atmosphere where time is of no consequence.

The village now has several mini markets as well as a bakers, a couple of rather smart beach side tavernas and a couple of  bars. Mountain bikes can be hired locally and on the beach you can rent sun beds. 

A short drive, or uphill walk (850 m) from  Almerida the narrow streets that make up Plaka village radiate from the sleepy village square. During the day the leaves of the plain trees throw ample shade over the tables and chairs of several tavernas, sleepy outlets for coffee, cold drinks and delicious fresh Greek salads.

Evenings, the village metamorphoses into a romantic little place, where candles burn on the taverna tables, to which waiters deliver platefuls of char grilled meat and fish and traditional Cretan oven baked dishes.  There are two well stocked mini markets in the village 

Rolling hillsides behind Almirida are some of the most beautiful in Crete and a walkers paradise. If you are looking for exciting nightlife Almerida is definitely not a good choice but for a quiet relaxing holiday by the sea, it certainly takes some beating.

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