Georgioupolis is a picturesque fishing village situated on Almyros Bay on the northwestern coast of Crete. The village is built on the delta of the Almyros River and was called Almyroupolis and, eventually, named after King George when Crete was united with Greece.
It was first settled in the late 19th century by Miltiades
Papadogiannakis who, with the efforts of the first settlers, dried
the swamps and planted eucalyptus trees. It is a small, tranquil
community of farmers and fisherman that has grown to welcome
visitors with more facilities, yet maintains its traditional
character. Now Georgioupolis resembles to a small resort with lots
of shops, bars and taverns. The fish taverns of the village are
offering fresh fish caught at the crystal clear waters of the area.
Places of interest include the nice quay at the small port of the
village with the fishermen's boats, the eucalyptus alley and the
small church of Saint Nicolaous built on a rocky spit inside the