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Activities in Paleochora and South-West Crete, Chania

We believe you'll love exploring the local area while staying with us. The lovely seaside town of Paleochora is located in the region of Chania and is a tiny earthly paradise. It offers travelers an unforgettable experience with its beautiful beaches, unspoiled nature and charming tavernas. Dive into the blue waters of Elafonisi, take a hiking trip across the legendary Samaria Gorge and taste the fine Cretan cuisine. There's just so much to discover in this alluring island!

Read below our recommendations with things to do in Crete to enjoy your time to the fullest!


Elafonisi is located 76km west of Chania and 49km from Paleochora (by car) and 11km on foot(following the trekking path), in the southwesternmost tip of Crete. Elafonisi is an oblong peninsula, which often breaks in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. It is a Natura 2000 protected area. The

Museum of Akritans

On 9 July 2006 the new museum made its first steps, after strenuous efforts by both the Center of Folklore and the Municipality of Pelekanos, hoping to become an important center of education, culture and entertainment for Paleochora and Crete in general. After all, this was something that was missing. Museum for the akritans 


The secluded beaches by village Anydri, also known as Gialiskari or Dialiskari, are surely some of the most beautiful beaches of West Crete. Gialiskari is located 4km east of Paleochora and 80km South of Chania city. The beaches are the easternmost part of the coastline of Paleochora, having an overall length of 18km. Gialiskari is


Lissos was an ancient city. Located in the bay of Saint-Herons between Sougia and Palaiohora .The location is a small coastal plain and is surrounded by rocky hills. Near the sea the width of the valley is reduced to about one hundred and fifty steps is the church of Our Lady, which seems to have

Vienna & Krios Beach

The Lake of Krios or Viena is located 10km west of Paleochora and 90km south of Chania. The beach is located on the European footpath E4 that links Paleochora and Elafonissi, about 20-30 minutes from Krios beach. The beach is mainly rocky, with sand in some places. It is protected by a large number of


The small village of Sougia in the south-west of Crete,1hour from Paleochora with a car and has managed to remain unaffected by the growth of tourism in Crete. It is still a peaceful haven, with a long beach, and excellent places to eat. You can visit Sougia either on foot from Paleochora with the E4

Nightlife in Paleochora

Several bars and few clubs in & out of the village. Palaiochora is a relaxing place at night. Although, there are many choices for getting out. Starting with a coffee and continue till next morning with marvellous cocktails, fun and music.


Paleochora has many restaurants of all kinds, including vegetarian and genuine Cretan food. Most of them are on the harbour road and on the main street of Paleochora.In Addition, they are suitable for families because the main roads are closed during the evening and the children can play safely on the street next to the