Heraklion taxi provides private transfers from Heraklion airport to Almirida.
Almyrida (alternative spellings Almirida, Almeirida) is a lovely fishing village and seaside resort to the east of Souda Bay on the Greek Island of Crete.
Located around 25 km east of the town of Chania, Almirida beach resort is a great place for families to stay.
Almyrida has a number of great places to eat right on the waterfront. Traditional tavernas serving the local catch of the day plus home grown salads and vegetables grown locally are very popular. There are also a number of cafe style coffee bars that transform into cocktail bars as night falls.
Almyrida is a great place to stay as it is small enough to retain a quaint charm but big enough for a choice of places to eat and drink. There are some water sport facilities offered in Almirida such as windsurfing and snorkelling and also and the chance to canoe.
Almyrida fishing harbour and the village has a variety of friendly Kafenions, traditional tavernas, café bars and shops, dotted throughout the fishing village. In the evening, village life revolves around the waterfront tavernas and bars.
Traditional Cretan hospitality and friendliness abounds here. you will be welcomed with open arms and treated very well.
Traditional Greek food is always served in plentiful portions but always leave room after your evening meal for the complimentary Greek pastries or fresh fruit and local Raki served after you’ve asked for the bill. Great for families with kids as the sands are soft and golden and gently shelving. Perfect for making sandcastles!
The water is crystal clear and ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Almyrida Beach is also great for people with disabilities too as it is easy to access from the road.
There's also a pebbly beach at Almyrida which is great for snorkelling.
Eating and Drinking in Almyrida
there's a great chioce of places to eat and drink in Almyrida. We like the Dimitris Taverna which boasts of its own farm. Fresh farm produce makes its way to the menu of the Dimitris Taverna.
We also like the Erotokritos with its full range of traditional Cretan food.
If you love eating fresh fish overlooking the sea then the fish restaurant Thalami is the one Almyrida taverna you should head for.
For a coffee, drink or snack try the Francoise Café.
The newly refurbished Aeraki restaurant and bar is yet another wonderful place to enjoy food and drink in Almyrida.
For nightlife including karaoke, quizzes, live sport coverage and yummy cocktails try the Dunes, Sorroco and Nikitas all found in the heart of Almyrida
Places to See around Almyrida
The ever-popular village of Kalyves (sometimes spelt Kalives) can be reached along a pathway 4km away from Almirida, where you will find a superb beach, a wider variety of tavernas, shops and a bank.
The inland traditional village of Vamos is the charming and historic regional centre of the Apokoronas region and is just a few kilometres from Almyrida. It is set in wonderful countryside with panoramic country views and is an ideal starting point for walks around the surrounding hills. Seemingly untouched by time the village itself has several quaint tavernas and kafenions offering food from the real Cretan Diet with a warmth and welcome from the villagers second to none.
Gavalohori is a very old village with an interesting history which is explained in the local Folklore Museum, and is just 4km from the coast at Almirida. The museum is well worth a visit. The Women's Cooperative of Folk Crafts also have a small shop where you can buy traditional Cretan craft items Have a meal or snack at one of the tavernas or kafenions and you'll find it's a lovely place to spend a lazy afternoon.
Flora and Fauna around Almyrida
With the wonderful backdrop of the White Mountains (Lefki Ori) and brilliant views of the Souda Bay, this area boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery on Crete.
It is a walker’s paradise, especially in springtime when all the spring flowers are in bloom.
Fascinating flora and fauna are found in this area: Crete Butterflies, kingfishers, gold finches, chaffinches and various tits and rare birds of prey like Griffon Vultures and Buzzards frequent this area.
If you’re lucky you can spot them circling high overhead as you walk through the wooded countryside around the lovely area of Almyrida.