Georgioupolis is a small resort on the north western coast of the island of Crete.

The small sheltered beach of  Kalivaki has the backdrop of the stunning White mountains and the warm scent of the giant eucalyptus trees.

The main 9 km long beaches of Georgioupolis are all fine sand, with the occasional out crop of rocks, ideal for scuba diving.

The mountain spring water from the three rivers that reach the sea here can make swimming in the sea a colder experience than you might have suspected in certain places.

In addition, there are wild terrapins, Kingfishers and other wildlife and birds to watch on the Almiros river and at lake Kournas - the only freshwater lake on the island - is only a few minutes drive from the village.

The national highway makes visiting Chania, Rethymnon and other places on the north coast a very easy trip, and travelling to and from the airports at Chania and Heraklion very straightforward.