Paleochora is 79 kilometers from Chania, on the southwest coast of Crete and is a village with 2200 residents. Built next to the sea on a small peninsula between two coves, the village is the commercial, agricultural and tourist center of the area. As it is located in the south, the landscape is exotic with turquoise waters, golden sand and scattered palm trees.
There is an impressive Venetian Castle on the hill over the village.
If you decide to explore the area by car you will discover several villages and byzantine churches, some of which date back to the 13th century.
You will also find interesting natural monuments and breathtaking landscapes, like the caves of Harakas and Zoures and the evergreen ancient plane tree in the village of Azogouries, 8 kilometers from Paleochora.
Even though access is not the easiest, a visit to the cave of Krios with its lake and untarnished landscape is well worth a visit.
Cultural events are organized in the summer, in the beginning of August (Musical August). There are also excursions organized by travel agencies to the Samaria Gorge of Elafonissos.
Coffee shops, tavernas, restaurants with local delicacies and bars for drinks offer many alternatives to the visitor.
There are many busses (5-6 daily) that connect Chania to Paleochora. You can tour the entire southern shore on small boats. The village can also connect to Chora Sfakion, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sougia and Gavdos with a small boat.