Areas in the Region

Kalives Village in Apokoronas Chania, Crete

In the Apokoronas region, and 19 km from the city of Chania we come across Kalives. It is a beautiful seaside village built amphitheatrically along the beach of Kalives.

The river Xydas runs through Kalives and divides the village into two sides which are connected with small bridges suitable for romantic walks.
The beach of Kalives is sandy with a length of about half a kilometer while the water is shallow which makes it suitable for family holidays. Along the beach of Kalives there are Taverns and cafes which often offer free sunbeds and umbrellas for their customers.

Kalives an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday in a picturesque and peaceful tourist resort. The region of Apokoronas is one of the first preferences for travelers who wish to explore the beauties of Chania prefecture and to get the feeling of traditional Cretan life.


Kournas Lake in Apokoronas Chania, Crete

South of the beach of Georgioupolis, 43 km east of Chania, we find the only natural lake of Crete, Lake Kournas. A magnificent ecosystem has developed here as it is one of the few areas of Crete where there is plenty of fresh water throughout the year and is part of the Natura 2000 network.

Located in a green environment with rare plants, trees and birds and because of the large amount of seaweed found on the bottom, it is dark and many believe it to be bottomless.

Lake Kournas is a favorite destination for locals and visitors and is an ideal place for relaxation and walks. There is also the possibility to rent a water-cycle for those wanting to explore the lake from the coast. In the winter months the walk around the lake of Kournas is impossible as the level rises due to rain.

Georgioupolis Tourist Resort in Apokoronas Chania, Crete

Georgioupolis is a small tourist resort northeast of the city of Chania, built on a green area of Apokoronas full of rivers, springs and lakes.

Georgioupolis beach has a length of 10 km and is sandy with shallow waters suitable for children. The part of the beach where the village is located is organized with umbrellas, cafes and restaurants as well as a lifeguard on duty.

Georgioupolis is a good choice for relaxing family holidays in Crete, and a good starting point for your excursions to the beauties of Apokoronas.