A lovely village built around a crescent shaped sandy beach with a small fishing boat harbour, and views to the White Mountains. The water is shallow which is particularly good news for those less confident swimmers or for small children. Along the edge of the beach there are many excellent tavernas and cafes, and the village also has hotels, 2 bakeries, 5 mini markets, gift shops, a great jewellery shop, and the Villas Crete Holidays Tourist Office that is owned and run by Frankie Miles. A sporting centre operates from mid April – early October offering windsurfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing. There are many sea caves on the coastline near Almyrida as well as the small islet of Karga. Most of the amenities in the village close during the winter months, but a few cafes stay open all year round. At the entrance to the village is the mosaic floor of a Byzantine chapel dating from the 6th Century. Almyrida is 5 minutes by car to Kalives and the National Highway, and 30 minutes to Chania.