is a tourist, seaside village built in a plush green
area at the foot of the Almiros river. The village was
named after Prince George, the supreme commissioner
of Crete. The beach has nice sand and is about 10 km
long. Many hotels have been built on it. Be very careful
when you swim because the currents at many points are
very strong. If you get carried away, don't panic, the
current moves parallel to the beach and not out to sea.
Just be careful and watch the children closely.
Worth visiting at 5 km inwards, visitors can see the
sole lake of Crete, called Kournas lake (about 65 hectares
size). The lake is found among hills and rowing is very
popular in the lake. The ancient name of the lake was
Korissia Athena and it is said that there was once a
sanctuary of the same name, although thereis no proof
at this present time.
You can get to Georgioupolis by Suburban bus service
from Chania or if you take the national road towards
Rethimno (38 km South-East of Chania).