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Paleochora is a small town on the south-west coast of Crete with a population of about 2,000 people.
It is located on a small peninsula which stretches into the Libyan sea, 75 km south of Chania, on a good road.
The town of Paleochora with its whitewashed houses and scenic pathways, boasts a beautiful assortment of beaches which have earned Paleochora the title of the “Bride of the Lybian Sea”.

In Paleochora you will find many options of accommodation. Cheap rooms, spacious apartments, studios with a more personal touch, luxurious hotels, villas and two campsites.
The town features pizzerias, fish restaurants and taverns which promote the Cretan diet.
Entertainment is provided by numerous bars which frequently organise live outdoor concerts and cafenia serving the famous raki.

You will also find an open-air cinema, supermarkets, bakery shops, souvenir shops, banks, cashpoint machines, taxis, hire cars and everything else you need on your holiday.
Paleochora is an ideal place to use as a base in order to explore the south-western part of Crete offering outdoor activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing and dolphin spotting among others.
Hiking and walking are popular in the wider area, as are tours for nature lovers and cavers.
Paleochora has always been a destinaton of immense appeal to travellers ever since the 60′s. This is partly because of its tranquil atmosphere, the pristine beaches, the variety of affordable hotels and apartments, the cheap homemade food in the local taverns, the lively nightlife, but mostly it is the friendliness of the locals that makes Paleochora special.

The town has a serene rhythm and the hospitality of the locals captivates every traveller, for they are striving to make your stay here a special one.
And they do eventually succeed as there is no visitor who has not come back for more sun, sea, food and divine Paleochora sunsets!

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Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. With an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline, Crete boasts about 400 beaches most of which have earned a Blue Flag. The innumerable beaches combined with impressive mountains, steep gorges and fertile plains make Crete the island with the most diverse landscape in Greece.

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Since the island's touristic development, which dates back in the 60's, Crete nowadays demonstrates from luxurious resorts to really cheap accommodation. The visitor will find countless hotels, apartments, studios and villas to ensure a memorable holiday. Moreover, the abundance of fresh products and the renowned for its life-prolonging qualities Cretan cuisine served at the island's restaurants, make Crete a holiday destination which has it all!