Almyrida was formerly a tiny fishing village with a mere 15 inhabitants during the Winter which, during the last few years, has grown into a vibrant and attractive tourist resort. Holiday makers are drawn here because of its beautiful location in a small bay with Karga, a small island which is a paradise for fishing and a haven for birds, crystal clear water and sandy beaches where children can safely play.
The area is a perfect centre for cyclers and walkers
The tourist infrastructure will appeal all kind of visitor. The holiday maker will find surfboards, sailing boats and catamarans for rent and a sailing school.
The beachside restaurants are the best in the region and are famous for their excellent food and fresh fish and there are also cafes and nightlife-bars, supermarkets, and a variety of interesting shops. The area is a perfect centre for cyclers and walkers, both evening strollers and serious ramblers, with paths to neighbouring villages and into the hinterland.
Historically Almyrida is most interesting.
The area was once a colony of the ancient Finikes civilisation, nearby the deserted village of Agios Vasilius carries memories of a long departed community in its stones.
Entering the village from Kalyves on the left hand side is a large fence protecting a magnificent mosaic floor. In 1973 while digging the foundations of a new family house, the builder found the remains of a Byzantine church dating back to the 5th/6th Century with graves nearby of priests and bishops of the time containing 3 jars for water, wine and for the tears of morning relatives and friends.
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