General view of Paleochora

The town of Paleohora


Paleohora (or Paleochora, Paliohora) is the second biggest town of southern Crete. The town is located almost at the southwestern end of the island and has aprox. 2000 inhabitants.

Paleohora is located 75km from Chania on a good asphalt road. Regular public transportation is available for visiting Paleohora.

People are occupied in tourism, olive cultivation, fishing, and lately tomato production in greenhouses.

There are many small beaches around the town. The city is a popular resort so there are many hotels, apartments, rooms to rent, restaurants, taverns, bars as well as a camp site.

During the summer small ships provide tours to the beaches around the island and other small villages like Hora Sfakion, Sougia, Loutro, Elafonisi and the famous Samaria gorge.