Paleochora: southwest Crete

Paleochora is located on the southwestern tip of the prefecture of Chania and in recent years has evolved from a fishing village into one of the most beautiful tourist resorts in Crete for locals and tourists.

It is 74 km from the city of Chania and is the geographical point of southeastern Europe, which is why it is also called the “Bride of the Libyan”. Paleochora, apart from Grammeno Beach, also has many other beautiful beaches, such as “Pachia Ammos”, “Chalikia” and “Votsala”, “Gialiskari”, “Krios”, and “Elafonisi” and every year are awarded with the blue flag of the European Union and are known for their crystal clear turquoise waters.

According to historical sources, Paleochora is built on the ruins of the ancient city Kalamidi. The city flourished during the period of Venetian rulers. In 1278 the Venetian ruler of the region, Marino Gradenigo, built the castle Castel Selino on the Peninsula, the ruins of which still gaze into the Libyan Sea. From Paleochora you can also visit Gavdos via boat.

The area is full of hotels and rooms and the visitors can enjoy the Cretan hospitality and in the center of Paleochora you will have the opportunity to enjoy the tastes and sounds of all forms of entertainment with the warm hospitality of the locals.