About Paleochora: Places to visit

Paleohora is a place that you will never be tired of. You can enjoy the sea, the sun, the countryside, the delicacies of the Cretan cuisine, the customs and traditions that the local people preserve as well as their hospitality and sense of familiarity which you will feel immediately on arrival in Paleohora.It will welcome you as if it was your home.

The climate is wonderful: healthy, mild, Mediterranean without humidity. The sea is emerald blue, extremely clear and with a choice of shores that will give you the pleasure that you seek. Fishing, surfing, boat rides, secluded isolated sandy beaches and small closed bays, welcome you close to nature. On what ever side of the village , with a few minutes of walking you will find a beach for swimming.

The western or renowned organized beach ,Sand and the eastern beach or spotlessly clean Halikia with its pebbles These beaches are prize winners of the blue flag of the European Community.



Paleochora Town Center & Nightlife


Paleochora holidays enjoy every facility including a big selection of bars and tavernas, from small traditional places to modern nightspots and cocktail bars. Discos stay open until late for a night out dancing. There is even an open-air cinema. The centre of Paleochora becomes an enjoyable traffic-free area by night where Paleochora holiday visitors tend to congregate and stroll

Landmarks & Monuments

Paleohora always offers an organized area for summer visitors and is an ideal base to visit the surrounding areas. The history invites you for short walks and longer excursions into the past. You have the opportunity to visit archaeological and historical places, Byzantine churches and monasteries, museums?

Some of theme are:

  • The church of Paleochora
  • The old Venetian Castle of Paleochora (Called Fortezza)
  • The Akritan Museum of Paleochora (Akrites were the Border-Guardian Soldiers of the Byzantine Empire)
  • Many small old Byzantine churches around Paleochora

Moreover, Walkers on a Paleochora holiday will enjoy exploring the tremendous south-west coast of Crete and the lush green countryside stretching to the dramatic rugged White Mountains. The E1 and E4 European walking routes pass through the town. Paleochora holidays are a good base for exploration of villages, resorts, historic sites, monasteries, archaeological cities, caves and gorges



Lovely Beaches



Try to visit them all!!!

All beaches around Paleochora

Paleochora beach has EU blue flags for its cleanliness and is a kilometre-long stretch of good sand.

There are plenty of them, just pick and choose the one that best suits your purpose. The waters here are a bit colder than anywhere else around the island. Sometimes, however, they get warmer, even up to room temperature. The Pachia Ammos beach is long, really long, and attracts the majority of tourists and locals during the summer.For peace and quite some people prefer to walk a little to the west where one can find isolated inlets..