Situated in the east of Rethymnon, a mere 38km away, Almirida is a small, unassuming village beside the Sisses settlement. It is a popular beach destination for the locals, with a sheltered harbor and a small sandy beach surrounded by tamarisk trees. While there are a few rooms and cafes to be found here, Almirida is not an area that is heavily developed for tourism. Near the shore, the ruins of a former carob tax office, which used to be managed before roads were built, can be found. The main beach is called Alyki, meaning ‘salt pan’, and is mainly sandy and wavy. Here, a small stream flows all year round, and one can spot crabs and tortoises. To the south, sits the picturesque Saint Nicholas chapel. Furthermore, on the nearby Pirgos peak, one can find an old German outpost, where the engraved name of a German soldier on a rock can be seen, dating back to 1943.