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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!

Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is the most famous and largest gorge in Europe and a part of the European E4 hiking trail. It is a National Park, part of Natura 2000 and is protected all year. Horde of Tourists daily in the summer season are here to walk from the top to the bottom. For many

E4 paths

Paleochora is a crosspath for many E4 trekking paths but recommended is the Paleochora-Lissos-Sougia trail. This amazing hike is about 16km long and takes about 5-6 hours. The trail is clear and well-marked with the typical E4 trail back-yellow signs. It crosses the archaeological site of Lissos, where you can find water from the local

Beaches around Paleochora

Paleochora is famous for the best beaches in Crete. The transparent clean water is very rare on the northern coast of Crete.It’s worth mentioning that Paleochora is a small peninsula and has from both sides (East & West) unique beaches. On the west side is the long sandy beach and on the other side(East) smaller


Azogires is a beautiful and unique village in the mountains, it is mentioned in many tourist guides as the “Paradise Village”. In the village you will find a coffee shop which is also the village Information Center.The valley is perfect for hikers and nature lovers with many trekking paths such as the famous Anidri path


This gorge is the nearest to Paleohora. Nature here is wild and friendly at the same time. One can find here a representative variety of Cretan’s plants, flowers and herbs – like diktamo (the famous Cretan Mountain tea), sage, oregano and a lot of others. It is a walk of about 1 hour from the

Agia Irini Canyon

The gorge of Agia Irini is formed at the west side of the White Mountains, at province Selino. It got its name from the village Agia Irini (Saint Irene) located near the entrance, 46 km from Chania. Its length is 7.5 km and crossing it takes almost three hours. The gorge ends up in the

Going to Paleochora

Going to Paleochora from Chania/Heraklion airport You can rent a car for your holidays with no extra airport charge.! There are also one-way rentals from/to the airport,that you could arrange. By taxi (Chania airport 90-110 €), (Heraklion airport 180-220 €). By taxi from the airport to the bus station and then by bus to Paleochora. We can advise