Chania Paleochora

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Paleochora Chania: Paleohora is a lovely summer resort located 80 km south ewest of Chania town. The picturesque village lies between two coves where is also found a lovely port from where boats depart from Sougia and other villages of Crete.

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The village consist of two wonderful beaches, one with soft sand and one with nice pebbles. Both are gifted with refreshing crystalline waters which are always protected from the strong winds making an ideal place to relax during the summer holidays.

Paleochora is a popular summer destination for tourists and is extremely busy during the high season but still there are many quiet places for those who care for some relaxation and tranquillity. The village offers many types of accommodations, plenty of restaurants and taverns, shops and bars that remain open until the late hours.

The Venetian fortress of Paleochora is called "Selino" and stands at the top of the settlement. It was built on 1820. Among the things that captivate every visitor in Paleochora are the beautiful whitewashed little houses dressed in colourful flowers and picturesque alleys. Regular buses connect Chania Town with the village of Paleochora.

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    • marialen22 27 Jan 2011
      An amazing trip to the past
      My grandmother was from Paleochora, a village in Chania. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to travel there, till last summer, when my cousin and I decided we should go. We arrived at the port of Chania early in the morning, the weather was so nice that day. We found out that the buses for Paleochora leave every hour from early morning until the evening. Luckily, we didn't have to wait at all, we got into the bus (for some reason it wasn't the best bus to catch) to Paleochora.

      The ride lasted about 2 hours, passed through a dozen great villages. As soon as we got off the bus we had a little stroll around a beautiful beach where the bus left us. The truth is that we were exhausted from the trip so we started walking until we found our hotel. It was only a few meters away from the sea and we had the best views from our balcony. We waited for the sun to set, it was very hot that day, and we were ready to explore the village.

      We were impressed by the whitewashed houses, the pathways and small streets full of flowers. The town has all kinds of amenities and that is why it is based in tourism and agriculture (tomatoes and olive oil). We tried to find our grandmas house but unfortunately it was all ruins. We sort of expected it because no one had taken care of it. We went to several beaches, Pachia Ammos, a long beach on the west of Paleochora, Votsala, a pebble beach with crystalline waters and Gialliskari. We loved the taverns that they were near the beach, enjoyed the seafood and the local deserts. Had a great time! Wish to go back soon!

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