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Almerida & Plaka, Crete

22 km east of Chania, the little seaside village of Almerida ( or sometimes , Almirida)  has two gently shelving sandy beaches fringed by waterside tavernas as well as a small harbour and little rocky coves, with  sea  that changes from pastel turquoiseto a deep aquamarine. Originally just a fishing village times change  and Almirida has slowly grown into a small resort with a number of villas, apartments and a few hotels but the waterside tavernas still have a laid back unhurried atmosphere where time is of no consequence.

The village now has several mini markets as well as a bakers, a couple of rather smart beach side tavernas and a couple of  bars. Mountain bikes can be hired locally and on the beach you can rent sun beds. 

A short drive, or uphill walk (850 m) from  Almerida the narrow streets that make up Plaka village radiate from the sleepy village square. During the day the leaves of the plain trees throw ample shade over the tables and chairs of several tavernas, sleepy outlets for coffee, cold drinks and delicious fresh Greek salads. Evenings, the village metamorphoses into a romantic little place, where candles burn on the taverna tables, to which waiters deliver platefuls of char grilled meat and fish and traditional Cretan oven baked dishes.  There are two well stocked mini markets in the village 

Rolling hillsides behind Almirida are some of the most beautiful in Crete and a walkers paradise. If you are looking for exciting nightlife Almerida is definitely not a good choice but for a quiet relaxing holiday by the sea, it certainly takes some beating.

Accommodation in Almerida & Plaka

5 properties available in this area

Villa Afrati
Almerida & Plaka, Crete

"Archetypical family sea view Villa features stone arches wood beams. Walk to the village square."

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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Villa Argiro
Almerida & Plaka, Crete

"Plaka Village life with pool, stroll to shops & tavernas"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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Villa Kallisto
Almerida & Plaka, Crete

"Sunday Times Featured "40 Hottest Villas in Europe". Clean sharp lines for this Villa with inspiring sea and mountain views"

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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Villa Nynemia
Almerida & Plaka, Crete

"Sunday Times featured 'Top 100 Villas'. On a hill above Almerida, a major-league sea view Villa "

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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Villa Zara
Almerida & Plaka, Crete

"A family sea view Villa of note with nothing left wanting. Walk to the village square. "

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
Daily price from
£119
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