Agios Giorgos (Saint George) Beach This delightful, secluded and protected cove is reached by boat or road from Agia Galini. There is a delightful laid back beachside taverna and bar. The food depends on what is available to the chef, but it is absolutely fresh and the owner, a true Cretan, is a very entertaining and welcoming host. This is definitely about kicking off ones shoes and relaxing in the sunshine. The water is crystal clear and ideal for swimming and snorkelling. . This area is in a protected valley and enjoys particularly mild weather even during the winter months. It is only 6kms from Agia Galini and the road is clearly demarcated, it is about the same distance to Melambes further up the hill. DISTACES: Agia Galini and Melambes 6 kms to either village Timbaki â?? nearest large town 18kms Heraklion airport about 1h40 min driving time.