Welcome to Paleochora
Your Dream Vacation is Here
Paleochora is a small town located 77 km south of Chania, at the southwest coastline of Crete and it’s built on a small peninsula of 400m width and 700m length. The town is set along 11 km of coastline bordering the Libyan Sea. Paleochora is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Kalamydi.It is the capital town of the municipality of Pelekanos and its population was 2213 in the 2001 census. Paleochora’s economy is based on tourism and agriculture (mainly tomatoes cultivated in glass houses and also olive oil).
The Perfect Surrounding
It is a relaxing holiday destination since the early 1970s when it was popular with hippies. Paleochora is currently one of the fastest growing tourist towns on Crete.Paleochora’s wider area has crystal clear waters, well organised beaches, and beautiful isolated small anchorages. It is served by numerous hotels, restaurants, tavernas, cafés, bars, and nightclubs. Facilities in Paleochora include bank branches, a post office, a central telephone office, a health centre, doctor’s offices, dentists, chemists, a police station, a coast guard and customs office, and many types of stores. Ferry boats connecting the town with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion and Gavdos dock in the local harbor.
The best Crete attractions nearby to Paleochora are in easy reach either by road or boat.The spectacular Elafonisi beach is a wonder to behold. It has crystal clear turquoise waters, stunning black rocks and the most wondrous pink sand!To get to the stunning Elafonisi beach is simple from Paleochora either by road or better still by boat. The boat trip runs daily in the summer months and takes around one hour to get to Elafonisi beach.It’s also possible to get to Gavdos Island from Paleochora. Gavdos Island is the most southerly point of Europe in the middle of the Libyan Sea and has a mythical past. It is believed that Gavdos Island was Ogygia where Kalypso held Odysseus prisoner before continuing on his epic journey.