Tuesday, 21st May 2019

NAUTILUS Water is our Land..

19 MorningkafeYou can settle in one of the local Taverna’s and watch the world go by, the restaurants here offer up some of the best Greek food you will ever try, with fish freshly caught on the day served up in mouthwatering dishes.
The prices are as low as you would expect when away from the hustle and bustle of major destinations, and always look to eat in the Taverna’s that the locals frequent for the best food.
The bar owners in Almyrida will welcome you with open arms and you will find yourself returning night after night, to chat about Crete, local stories and world news.
The longer you visit a bar in Almyrida means the more extra shots you get given to you, or the occasional free beer, this is Cretan hospitality at its best.
Because the village was not built for tourists, there isn’t much to do apart from sunbathe and a little shopping so make sure you hire a car or bike and get exploring the wonderful countryside.
If you want something more then you can always visit the town of Chania, and get some great shopping bargains, or spend the night in its many small clubs, bars and water front cafes.

19 Walking

More and more people choose for an individual walking holiday instead of an organized walking holiday in a group. The big advantage of a self guided walking tour is that you keep your own pace;

19 Biking

Crete is a true El Dorado for cyclists. Greece's largest island spoils weekend pedal pushers, leisure bikers, cross-country-cruisers, adrenalin addicted downhillers and altimetre hunters alike.

19 Watersports

The island of Crete has been blessed with some of the most gorgeous landscapes on earth, verdant plateaus, high mountains and scintillating, sun kissed beaches that will take your breath away.

19 Diving

Divers enter a world that has existed peacefully, for centuries transformed into a fabulous underwater paradise of colour and remarkable natural features. The cave’s natural “decoration” is absolutely magical.

19 Satelite

 WiFi is available in Almyrida, mostly free of charge. Internet service are good with fast (Broadband Connection). Many Cafeterias are offering wireless connection for free.

19 Night Life

Almyrida proposes a varied and lively night life.
Modern bars proposing all kinds of atmosphere and music are available which are opened until dawn.

Places you must visit in the region - Book for a Tour with KOSTAS & STELIOS MINI VAN

Elafonisi

To the southwest coast of Crete lies one of the most magical beaches. Elafonisi is one of the most exotic beaches of Crete, situated about 80 km from Chania, is characterized by dunes of white sand, crystal clear shallow waters, tranquility and peace that it offers. The landscape refers to exotic beaches and shallow waters often continue for several meters into the sea. The landscape in Elafonissi riveting as it is rare to meet in Greece beach with its own characteristics. To get to Elafonissi you can take the bus or better by renting a car. Surely your visit to the beautiful beach Elafonissi will be unforgettable! After a few minutes' walk to the west you can easily reach the beach and the Cedar forest.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Elafonisi

One of the most magical beaches

Distance from Almyrida: 93 klm

Lake Kournas

The only natural lake of Crete, is located 30 km from Chania near the borders with Rethymnon, between hills, a great destination for winter and summer. Its name derives from the Arabic word which means Kournas baths or haunted lake ... and that's common for a lake ... The legend tells of a blonde girl who many years ago in an attempt to save himself from the sexual appetites of her father wished the whole region to sink and become a lake. As it happened ... and then ... they tell stories of a young woman sometimes makes its appearance of sitting on a rock in the lake and combing her blond hair. In modern times ... the lake has an important habitat.

Duration of the tour: 5 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Lake Kournas

A painting adorns of Chania

Distance from Almyrida : 29 klm

Knossos Palace

With large excavations made in Heraklion Crete at the late 19th century and later came to the surface of the ground the remains of a phenomenal civilization, The Minoan civilization which is the first high civilization in Europe in about the years 2800 to 1000 BC. The Arthur Evans, the English archeologist of Knossos, named this culture Minoans, the name comes from the famous King Minos. After the excavations have exposed in the middle of the site of Minoan the actual palace of King Minos rich deposits, the royal apartments to religious sites, the huge central courtyard and finally the throne room where they discovered the "throne Minos.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Knossos Palace

The throne of Knossos is the oldest in Europe

Distance from Almyrida:126 klm

Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge Farranga or as the locals call it, is located 43 km south of Chania. The entrance of the gorge is situated at an altitude Xyloskalo 1227 meters. H Xyloskalo position took its name from a wooden ladder that was there again and facilitated the descent into the canyon. Also in this area (just before Xyloskalo) is a small road which leads to the ski resort in Kallergis 1680 meters in altitude. The descent of the gorge begins Xyloskalo, with steps at the beginning and then a small path. The descent is quite difficult and takes 6 to 8 hours.

Duration of the tour: 12 hours


200 Euro

Up to 7 passengers

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Samaria Gorge

Samaria was awarded by the Council of Europe

Distance from Almyrida: 65 klm

Falasarna Beach

Falasarna (sometimes written as Phalasarna) is located on the West coast of Crete and, similarly to Elafonisi is popular with day trippers because of its stunning beaches and clear turquoise blue sea. It consists of several sandy beaches of various length, all facing the West (which makes it a wonderful place to watch the sunset from). The sea is generally very clean and with lovely colours because of the sandy bottom. If you are interested in archaeology you can also visit the remains of a fortified Hellenistic harbour. Because of a sudden uplift of the West of Crete 1500 years ago the harbour is now located inland.

Duration of the tour: 7 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Falasarna Beach

The sunset is unique and magical

Distance from Almyrida: 74 klm

Preveli Monastery

The Holy Stavropegiacand Patriarchal Preveli Monastery of St. John the Theologian, known as the Monastery of Preveli, comprises two main building complexes, the ruined Lower Monastery of St. John the Baptist, and the currently operational Upper (Rear) Monastery of St. John the Theologian. Preveli beach and lagoon, sometimes known locally as "Palm Beach", is located below the monastery, at the mouth of the Kourtaliótiko gorge. Behind the beach is an extensive glade of palm trees. The beach is regularly served by tourist boats from the nearby resort of Plakias.

Duration of the tour: 8 hours


40 Euro/hour

Up to 7 passengers

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Preveli Monastery

The Palm Beach

Distance from Almyrida: 75 klm

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