Georgioupoli is a slightly larger and busier village, at the mouth of the Almiros river in North Western Crete.
There are several sandy beaches along the coast at Georgioupoli where swimming is sheltered with a breakwater. It has the longest beach on the island, with over nine kilometres of golden sand. There is abundant wildlife in the area attracted by the river and surrounding semi-wetland. Loggerhead turtles have been known to lay eggs on some of the local beaches. There are various activities available including boat trips, horse riding, bike tours and even a small tourist train than transports visitors from the seafront to places of interest including Lake Kournas.