Hi! It is now almost two months ago since Mona and I have been to Georgioupoli on Crete! Even though we didn't have the best weather that day, it was really beautiful, so necessary to share with you guys. So this post completes my trip to Crete 😢 I just hope that I could kind of help you out for your traveling with these posts, if you have any questions just contact me through commenting, DM or sending me an email!
Georgioupoli is a small town at a bay on northern Crete. It actually has an interesting story, which all starts with the town being build on a swamp (there were probably good fishing opportunities or something, otherwise they wouldn't have settled there). Of course they had a lot of problems through this shitty wet ground, like their houses being flooded or houses collapsing. But then the town mayor Georg had the idea to import eucalyptus trees from Australia! Gum trees have a massive usage of water, which then helped to drain the swamp. The mayor of course got to be their hero and the town got named after him. Now this town is just full with huge eucalyptus trees. There are actually shops build around those trees, so that when your in a shop you'll suddenly see a tree stump 😯 I loved that about this town because it just makes it so individual from all the other places!
But not only that makes this town special, the town has a river which ends in the sea! This isn't that common in Greece, and from all the places that had this feature, Georgioupoli was the best to reach for us. When we got to the town though and to the beach we couldn't find the river! And we had so wanted to do a river boat trip, which was advertised in the tourist guide. Kind of disappointed by that we sat down by the beach and just enjoyed being there. The water was calm and clear, total opposite to the what we had had before. You could see fish swimming around and there where volcanic rocks you could go on. When we went for a beach walk later that day we then finally also came to the "river". It was more a larger creek if you ask me 😂 but we had some fun with it walking through the cold water resisting the stream.
For dinner we decided to stay as the place has such a nice warm atmosphere. We ate at the paradise traverna and then took the last bus home to Rethymno.