Holidays to Almyrida strike the perfect balance between quiet seclusion, exciting activities and tasty Greek eats.

Blue with a view

This part of Crete, located in Greece's Ionian Islands, was made for relaxation, with more than a mile of golden sands and a trio of Blue Flag award-winning beaches. Almyrida, a former fishing village, is made up of waterfront restaurants with Mediterranean views as far as the eye can see.

Seaside rendezvous

The long expanse of Almyrida's shore enjoys a cooling breeze in the afternoons, making it the perfect place to learn to windsurf. There's an established diving centre in the town, where experienced instructors can teach beginners the basics, or organise cave-diving trips for aficionados.

Local delicacies

There's a hearty café culture here, while most of the tavernas serving up traditional Greek cuisine have outdoor seating for an al fresco feel. Specialties of the region include rabbit in olive oil and stifado – a wine-laden beef stew. Remember to leave some room for a tempting pastry dessert.

At a Glance

  • Take your pick of three Blue Flag award-winning beaches
  • Try your hand at cave diving
  • Tuck in to a traditional meal by the waterfront