The small village of Paleochora is about 75 km away from Chania in Southwest Crete near the foot of the White Mountains. The drive from Tavronitis on the north coast takes about 70 minutes. The surrounding area is fertile so there are still many locals working the land. Tourism is limited and the area is embellished with small, family run hotels. The dream beaches on the western side and the quaint tavernas on the eastern side form a frame around the small village.
Further cultural points of interest in the vicinity are wonderful Byzantine churches and archaeological sites like Lissos. Paleochora has developed into a refuge for hikers and ramblers. Many walkers plan and begin their coastal hikes here in an easterly direction along the steep sides of the mountains. Sougia, Agia Roulmeli, Loutro and Sfakia can all be part of the hike or for some stretches one can take a ferry.
The small pictureque seaside town Paleohora is located on the southwest coast of Crete and belongs to the prefecture of Chania. It is located 75 km southwards of Chania. The picturesque little harbor town of Paleohora lies on a peninsula. On the east side of the peninsula is the pebble beach and on the west side the long sandy beach. Small taverns and cafes line the small harbour-promenade. South coast flair without large hotel complexes.
Even in the summer season, the streets are closed to normal car traffic in the evenings. The tavern owners put their chairs and tables on the street and the atmosphere invites you to stroll. Despite the progressive tourism, Paleochora has remained a charming "small town".
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Those who have had enough of "simple" sandy beaches should take a boat trip (about 12 km) to the superb lagoon-like beaches of Elafonissi. The boats run several times a day.
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