Paleochora in Crete
Hotels and apartments
Situted on the south western coast of Crete, the former
fishing village of Paleochora, sits on a small peninsula jutting into
the vast blue expanses of sea and behind is surrounded by a lush green
landscape with oleanders and olive trees.
The mountains of Sfakia form a dramatic rugged backdrop
and to the west there is a wonderful sandy beach, which is several
kilometers long. The small seaside town has a large selection of tavernas,
shops and cafes, and on a summer’s evening the bustling streets
become a much loved strolling and meeting point.
The area is ideal for beach lovers, or for walkers
eager to explore the south west coast and the surrounding mountains.
From Paleochora, boats ply back and forth along the coast, stopping
at a number of villages on the way to Chora Sfakion.
It is also possible to take boat trips to see Dolphins
as well as the remote island of Gavdos, which is the most southerly
point of Europe.
Hotels & apartments in Paleochora
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Top beaches. Crete, Greece
Kouremenos near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
A real magnet for windsurfers from all over the world, who find ideal wind-wave combinations.
Rihti - Exo Mouliana near Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
Two hours walk through the Rihtis gorge, which is a beautiful path that culminates with Rihtis waterfall near Rihtis beach, will take you to one of the most secluded beaches of the island.
Istron or Kalo Chorio (North-Estern Crete)
A place filled with legends and traditions – but you will find quality tourism services too.
Maridati South of Vai beach (North-Eastern Crete)
Two big rocks are the landmarks of this beach that remains unknown to the masses.
Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
A village filled with fish taverns with a view of the Pseira Island, and lots of archaeological findings.
Kato Zakros (Estern Crete)
If you follow the two hours long footpath through the “gorge of the dead” you will be rewarded with the view of a magnificent beach but also of the Minoan Palace of Zakros destroyed on 1450 B.C. possibly by a Thira (Santorini) volcano explosion.
Hiona near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
Shallow waters for the kids and young swimmers, and a well known - all over the island - local fish soup.
Aghia Fotia - Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
We are not talking about the district with the same name at Ierapetra, here we find ourselves 7 kms east of Sitia in an area where the biggest cemetery of Minoan Crete was discovered.
Xerokambos – Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
Thousands of lilies at the eastern part of Crete fill the atmosphere with sensual vibes.