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.
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.
Georgioupolis is quite an attractive seaside resort. Once a fishermen’s village, today this destination is a popular tourist magnet, favored mainly for its lovely, Blue Flag beaches.
Georgioupoli is quite popular with tourists in the summer months and attracts many visitors. Even the residents of Crete enjoy coming to the beach here, at the apex of the bay of Almiros, to relax in the sun, to watch the nature unfolding its beauty, to breathe in the eucalyptus-perfumed air of the village, or just to pray at the iconic Chapel of Agios Nikolaos. But what if you want to adventure outside of Georgioupoli?
Georgioupoli can be a great base camp to discover Crete’s famous Sfakia region, which offers a wealth of attractions for travelers of all ages. Off the beaten path and quintessentially Cretan, Kallikratis is one of those destinations you simply must see if you want to experience the island like a local.