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Paleochora is located in the prefecture of Chania, at the south-western coast of Crete, on a small peninsula between two scenic bays and is rightly dubbed the “Nymph of the Libyan Sea” and “Land of the Sun”. The area is said to be built on the ruins of ancient Kalamidi and here’s where you get the chance to enjoy the rare beauty of the sun setting into the Libyan Sea.
Paleochora is an area full of sights, magical beaches and activities you can enjoy without ever getting bored.
Explore its alleys, enjoy the seafood and let your eyes wander over the endless blue the sea. Go higher towards the south end of the central beach, visit Evangelistria church and sip on a coffee just a little bit further up the road as you feast on the panoramic sea views. Discover the history of Paleochora by visiting Selino Castle on Fortetsa hill and finally the Akrites Museum.
Paleochora makes for an ideal starting point for trips and excursions to the beaches and mountains of the surrounding area. Whether you enjoy sea or mountain, relaxing on the beach or crossing gorges and hiking, Paleochora offers everything you’ll need to fulfil your every wish.
The beaches in and around Paleochora are so many and beautiful that one really can’t decide which one to visit first.
You will have the opportunity to marvel at the crystal clear blue and turquoise waters, golden and pink fine sand, and wild exotic scenery of the area. A place to surely dazzle you the very first moment you lay eyes on it. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit as many beaches as you can; just pick any off so many: Elafonissi, Kedrodasos, Krios, Grammenos, Karavopetra, Plakaki, Psilos Volakas, Limnaki, Pachia Ammos, Chalikia, Keratides and Gialiskari.
For those of you that love canyon hikes and crossings, this definitely is the right place.
Paleochora will be your starting point for a visit to the most famous of canyons in Crete and all over Europe: the Samaria Gorge. Here, thousands of tourists visit every year to hike across it and admire its unparalleled beauty. Nearby, however, lie the lesser known but equally beautiful canyons of Agia Eirini, Kantanos and Anidri. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit them and relish on their uniqueness.
If you want to take a hike across the excellent mountain trails of the area, we recommend the famous European E4 Trail, criss-crossing Crete, at a short distance. Pick one of those routes and wander across the scenic trails, admiring nature’s gifts.
E4 Paleochora – Kountoura – Vienna – Lake Kriou – Kedrodasos – Elafonisi
E4 Paleochora – Gialiskari – Ancient Lissos – Sougia
Paleochora – Azogyres – Anidri – Paleochora
Paleochora – Anidri – Anidri Canyon – Paleochora
Paleochora – Temenia – Rodovani – Ancient Elyros – Pyramid – Sougia
Paleochora – Kontokinigi – Carved Tombs – Plakaki Beach – Paleochora
Paleochora – Anidri – Prodromi – Platanes – Asfentiles – Azogyres – Paleochora
Paleochora is an ideal place for those of you who want to experience all that’s special, get to know the region and its Cretan culture, values and traditions.
Discover Crete by choosing to experience a Jeep Safari or savour the wines of our island through a wine tasting experience, discover the surrounding areas on a bicycle or take a horse ride. Whatever you choose, you will surely live out moments, unique enough to never forget and relay to your loved ones when back home.