Verekinthos is an art and crafts village, and a must-see to buy souvenirs and artisan goods. It is south of the bay of Souda, about thirty minutes drive from Georgioupoli.
They call it the Egyptian Lighthouse and it stands strong at the Venetian harbor of Chania, safeguarding the town since the XVIth century. This stone silhouette had once a different shape.
The humble carob – Ceratonia siliqua – is known by many names. Be it called St John’s bread, locust bean, locust-tree, or carob bush, this evergreen produces a type of superfood that offers a lot of health benefits. This superfood is processed not far from Georgioupoli, at Creta Carob factory in Argyroupoli.
Kournas is an Apokoronas mountain destination close to the Georgioupoli hotels Eliros Mare, Anemos Grand Luxury Resort, and Mythos Palace Resort & Spa. All our resorts organize hikes around the famous Lake Kournas but if you want to explore the area on your own, here are some of the things you will discover.
Just thirty minutes drive from Georgioupoli, you will discover one of Crete’s most beautiful and interesting villages: Argiroupoli.
We are thrilled to announce that both Mythos Palace Resort & Spa and Anemos Luxury Grand Resort have been nominated for the World Luxury Hotel Awards, in 3 categories each. After a full renovation, the renewed Mythos Palace Resort &…
Limni Kourna, in translation Lake Kourna (also spelled Lake Kournas), is Crete’s only freshwater lake. It’s an alkali-type lake, with a nature preserve in a dreamlike setting, which boasts hiking paths, lakeside beach, paddleboats, and tavernas. The lake is very interesting for tourists staying at Eliros Mare, Anemos Grand Luxury Resort, or Mythos Palace Resort & Spa, as it is located only 4 km from the center of Georgioupoli.
The first volunteer blood donation of the Vantarakis SA – PELEMAR SA employees took place this July at our hotels’ premises (Anemos Luxury Grand Resort, Mythos Palace Resort & Spa, and Eliros Mare) in collaboration with the General Hospital of…
Asi Gonia is a mountain village of about 800 souls, the smallest municipal unit of Apokoronas. It is historically mentioned for the first time during the Venetian domination. Today, it is one of those Cretan destinations that preserve traditions stubbornly, despite the tourist boom of the past ten years. Plus, the many plane trees here keep the place fresh and shady – perfect to escape the scorching summer sun from June until the end of August.