Most of the bigger, beaches in Georgioupolis have deck chairs, surfboards,
water-skis and similar equipment for rent. You can rent pedal boats at the river
mouth (close to the town centre), and cycle up the scenic river for miles. If
you’re lucky you’ll see some sea turtles and birds like egrets. It is, however,
very ecologically questionable to have so much boating traffic travelling on the
Accommodation in Georgioupolis: Georgioupolis caters for both package
tourists and the individual traveller. Pension Anna is recommended for a budget
choice. From the centre, you go over the bridge, and after 50m you’ll find
Pension Anna on the left. The rooms are well furnished and quiet. In 2007 prices
were €20 in season and €15 out of season.
Holidaymakers in Georgioupoulis should
definitely make some time in their itinerary to visit Lake Kournas, 5km out of
town. The lake is a popular spot for swimming and pedal-boating. The lake is
also protected, so there are many rare animals around here, such as freshwater
turtles, great white egrets, rare species of fish and non-venomous water snakes.
There are some restaurants and simple rent rooms near the lake. You can get to
Kournas by road train or on foot from Georgioupolis. 1/2 buses a day go between
Kournas, Rethymno and Chania, along the old main road.