Cavros was once a fertile farmland, and its peasants mainly planted pistachios, melons and potatoes in the great plain.
Today, this agricultural land is no longer cultivated, has become an area with tourist infrastructure and farmers are welcoming visitors who enjoy their holiday on the kilometer-long sandy beach.
Georgioupolis is a tourist resort located 38km east of Chania and 21km west of Rethymnon. It is a small seaside town, built in a green valley, full of rivers and springs. Residents, apart from tourism, are engaged in beekeeping and agriculture.
The Almyros river flows into the city, and before its exodus, a very important biotope, the Elmos of Almyros, is formed.
Typical of the village is the road and the central square with its many eucalyptus and cypress trees. On the square there are tavernas, cafes and tourist shops. At the exit of Almyros, you will see the picturesque port with the boats. However, the trademark of the city is the large pier that starts from the harbor and ends up on a small plateau, where the beautiful white chapel of Agios Nikolaos is built. The Church seems to be floating in the sea.
Lake of Kournas
Kournas Lake is the only natural lake in the entire Mediterranean and the island of Crete, as well as the southernmost lake of Europe, and is set amidst a magnificent scenery, surrounded by high mountains and lush olive groves. It is very close to the village of Kournas, 2.5km south of Georgioupolis beach, 1080m long, 880m wide and 22.5m deep.
Its name comes from the Arabic word for the "lake" and "bath". In ancient texts it is referred to as Korissia, while it is believed that there was a nearby sanctuary of Athena Korissia.
Lake Kournas is a favorite destination for visitors to the island, as well as locals. It is an ideal place for relaxing and strolling. In the summer, a walk around the lake, with its blue-green waters, usually lasts less than an hour (3.5 km).
On one side of the lake there are cafes and taverns, overlooking the lake. Next to the cafes, in the summer, with water receding, small white sandy beaches are formed where guests can swim. The beaches also feature umbrellas.
We also rent water bikes for a ride on the lake. The bike ride is an ideal choice for the afternoon, as the colors of the water are wonderful and the calm of the lake enchanting.
Argyroupoli is located 21 kilometers southwest of Rethymno, at an altitude of over 700 meters and is a picturesque mountain village with about 400 permanent residents. Characteristic of the village's architecture is the many ancient architectural members built in the houses. The village has been associated with the 1878 revolution, because the union of Crete with Greece was proclaimed here.
Outside the village, it is worth visiting the ancient city of Lappa that flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman times and cut a lot of coins.
The almost exotic location of "Sources" with orgasmic vegetation from aged plane trees, small beautiful waterfalls, small lakes, many streams with gurgling running water that drives several watermills. Ideal location for coffee, drink, and / or delicious food in an environment that really opens the appetite. In the same place you can see the small chapel of Agios Ioannis and Agia Dynami, which is built under a large rock.
Very close to the village, in the location "Five Virgins", you can see a Roman tomb carved in the rock and right next to it a chapel dedicated to the Five Parthenes who martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Decius, around 250 AD. There is also an impressive, evergreen plane tree with a huge trunk.
The visitors of Argyroupoli are worth the effort to spend some time and tour the villages of the wider area where they can see many attractions. About 4 km east of Argyroupoli near the village of Agios Konstantinos you can see the ruins of Venetian villas, since the area served as a leisure resort for the Venetian lords.
The city of Chania is built on the ruins of ancient Kydonia and has witnessed numerous invaders and cultures whose prints appear on the facades of its fine monuments.
The beautiful city of Chania has managed to keep its local authentic colors, despite its growing tourism.
It is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and the most picturesque of Crete. A dominant position in the city center is the Municipal Market, a reclining, cross-shaped building completed in 1913 in the style of Marseille.
The Venetian harbor, picturesque at any time and time, is a great attraction for visitors
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