Almirida is located 22 kilometers east of Chania in a small gulf at the entrance of Souda bay. It is a small village with only 133 residents.
In addition to the quaint beach and the pretty harbor, the early Christian 6th century Basilica with its beautiful mosaics is worth visiting as well.
Four kilometers to the east is the village Kokkino Chorio (red village) a small hinterland village where one can see the "Galleries" that are very interesting fortification structures built by the Germans during the occupation (1941-1945) to protect the port of Souda. There is also a small glass factory in the area.
Saint George is celebrated with a grand festival on the 23rd of April or on Easter Monday.
Food is plentiful, of good quality and reasonable prices in the many tavernas and restaurants as well as the traditional coffee shops. Because it is a tourist resort you can enjoy the nightlife of the area at the various bars and clubs.