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The Palaiochora PDF Print E-mail

Paleochora in the province of Chania on the island of Crete which lies along the Southern boundary of Greece. It is a small peninsula projecting into the Libyan sea Paleochora is also called the Libyan bride and the Sunland. It is on the edge of the European Community, this is where the European frontier ends.

Paleochora was reported to have been established over of Kalamidi.

Paleochora is now inhabited by approximately 2000 people. The climate is warm and the landscape is magnificent, the area offers a large variety of hotels, rooms and hostels all at moderate prices.

All the necessary facilities are present such ad banks, post office telephones, doctors, dentists and pharmacies. Tourist information, police an a coastguard station with customs are available. There are travel agencies who can provide international tickets or tours around the island also there are many shops, car are motorbibike rentals plus a range of entertainments.

Paleochora is the place where you can have an excellent holiday at very reason able value.


Paleochora provides so much diversity that visitors will never feel bored. You can enjoy swimming, sunshine, scenery and of course the famous Cretan cooking with its celebrated delicacies. The local people, noted for their hospitality and friendliness, maintain historic traditions sush as festivals and celebrations which ought not to be missed. The local people will make you feel truly at home.

There are many secluded tiny coves, spacious beaches and distant places for nudists, while you can find small bars and tavernas waiting to refresh you. The village leads to a variety of other beaches that can be reached after a short walk. To the west is the well known organized beach of Pachia Ammos and eastwards is the pebble beach called Chalikia. Most of the beaches in Paleochora have been awarded the Blue Flag of the E.C.

Those who are interested in the past will certainly enjoy the history that abounds all around Paleochora and the vicinity. History fans can visit ancient monument, Byzantine churches, Venetian castles, monasteries and museums.

In the evening the main streets are closed to all types of vehicles and open only to pedestrians. Thus people can drink, dine or have coffee free from traffic and noise as the daytime activities give way to tranquility and romance.

Paleochora connects by boat and ferry daily with Sougia, Saint Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia, Elafonisos and other places there are also regular boat trips to Gavdos,

Most of the journeys are fairly short usually less than 3 hours thus giving a wide choice for day trips. You can either stay at Paleochora or take the boat to another beach, anywhere you choose to be the magnificent blend of scenery will give pleasure and contentment.

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