Paleochora (or Paleohora)

Paleochora (or Paleohora)

Paleochora is a big village in south-west Crete. Located on a small peninsula it has been a popular place for many years because of its good beaches and pleasant surroundings.

 

Location ofPaleochora (or Paleohora)  in Crete

Location of Paleochora

Getting there

 Paleochora is located 75 km from Chania on a good road. There are several buses per day. The village also has a ferryboat connection to other villages in south-west Crete.

Atmosphere

It is a "real" village with a constant population of about 2000. Paleochora is lively and sometimes a little crowded in the high season but it is very easy to get away from the bustle. In the summer months the main road crossing the village as well as the road along the eastern sea front get closed to the traffic in the evening. This is wonderful if you have children as they can run around without danger.

Accommodation

 Huge choice of rooms, studios and self-catering apartments. It is generally easy to find something on the spot in Paleochora but you might prefer to reserve in the summer as it can get busy.

Restaurants

Many restaurants of all kinds.

Shopping

Good shopping . Paleochora also has a pharmacy, bookshop, banks and ATMs, petrol stations, several handycraft shops, car and bicycle hire.

Nightlife

Several bars so there is a nightlife but it is not a loud place at night.

Beach

Beautiful long sandy beach, a little exposed to the west wind which often blows here. There are several other more protected (but pebble) beaches nearby. There are more beaches further west at Konduras and Krios.

Photos of Paleochora

  • The sandy beach
  • Paleochora and the sandy beach
  • The eastern bay of Paleochora
  • Paleochora
  • The eastern bay of Paleochora
  • The eastern bay of Paleochora
  • The sea front on the East side of the village
  • The eastern sea front of the village
  • General view of Paleochora
  • The ruined fort above Paleochora
  • The eastern sea front of the village
  • The eastern beach of Paleochora
  • The sandy beach in the morning
  • The sandy beach on a busy August day
  • The sandy beach on a busy August day
  • Café by the sandy beach
  • Paleochora
  • Paleochora at night
  • Paleochora at night
  • Paleochora at night
  • Paleochora at night
  • Paleochora at night
  • Evening in Paleochora
  • Paleochora at night
  • Paleochora on a stormy day
  • View towards the East
  • Anidri beach (Gialiskari)
  • The ferry boat leaving Paleochora
  • Anidri beach (Gialiskari)
  • Anidri beach (Gialiskari)
 

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Location ofPaleochora (or Paleohora)  in Crete

Location of Paleochora
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