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Getting to Paleochora from Chania/Heraklion airport

  1. 1. You can rent a car ( for your holidays with no extra airport charge.! There are also one-way rentals from/to the airport,that you can discuss about.
  2. 2. By taxi (Chania airport 90-110 €), (Heraklion airport 180-220 €).
  3. 3. By taxi from the airport to the bus station and then by bus to Paleochora. We can also advice you more detailed about all the ways by contact us.


Many restaurants of all kind. You can choose of a variety depending on your appetite. Most of them are on the harbour road and on the main street of Paleochora. Are ideal places for families because roads are closed,out of cars, and children can play and run free on the street next to the restaurant that enjoy their meal. Also out of Paleochora,direction to Koundoura,Anidri you can find very nice restaurants with really special tastes of food.

Nightlife in Paleochora

Several bars and few clubs in & out of the village. Paleochora is not a loud place at night. Although there are many choices for getting out,for a coffee at first and continue till next morning with marvelous cocktails,fun and music.!


For basic needs- good and cheap shopping. In Paleochora shops are open every day(also Sunday) and almost all of them all day. That makes your life easier for last minute needs.


Paleochora is famous for the best beaches in Crete. The really clean water is something that very difficult you can find on the north coast of Crete. Because Paleochora is located on a small peninsula  has from both sides (East & West) nice beaches. On the west side there is the long sandy beach and on the other side(East) smaller nice pebble beaches. Along the road to Koundoura there are so many small pebble & sandy paradise beaches .You can choose between  busy or quite. You easily can find a private one…!!


Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge of Europe. Daily more than 1000 visitors walk through the gorge which is 18kms long!Has been called National Park,and is protected all year. The gorge begins at a height of about 1.200 m and leads down to sea level. The path starts at the Xyloskalo (wooden stairway) at the high plain of Omalos and is going down through a magnificent landscape and is ending at a beautiful black pebble beach at the Libyan sea in Agia Roumeli. From there you get ferry connection to Paleochora.

Agia Irini: mini gorge Smaller than Samaria but may be nicer.! Is only 8 kms long,which means that is easier to be walked from children or old people.

Anidri: this gorge is the nearest to Paleohora. Nature here is wild and friendly at the same time. One can find here a representative variety of Cretan's plants, flowers and herbs - like diktamo (the famous Cretan Mountain tea), sage, oregano and a lot of others. It is a walk of about 1 hour from the village Anydroi, which is 5 kms outside of Paleohora up in the mountains, to the beautiful three beaches of Yanniskari. From there it is another hour to come back to Paleohora.