Paleochora is located on the southwestern coastline of the prefecture of Chania in a distance of 75km of the city of Chania and 200km from Heraklion. Built on a peninsula between two gulfs, Paleochora is characterised as the “ Nymph of Lybean” and the “Land of the Sun”.
Today it has got around 2500 permanent inhabitants while the number is overdoubled during the summer months. The area’s economy is based on tourism and agriculture (mainly tomatoes in greenhouses and olive oil). Tourism started developing in the area at the beginning of the 70’s since Paleochora became an especially popular destination for hippies as they used to camp on its beautiful beaches. Today it is a peaceful, rapidly developing holiday destination.
In Paleochora you will find all those facilities that will make your holiday comfortable and safe such as banks, post-office, medical station, private doctors, custom – house, harbour authorities, shops, restaurants, cafeterias, bars.
The harbour of Paleochora is approached by ships of ANENDYK which connect it with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion, Gaudos while daily cruises are also organised.
Magnificient beaches, organised or not, such as Pachia Ammos, Chaliki, Keratides, Gialiskari, Plakaki, Grammenos and Krios, are offered for every kind of sea activity (swimming, surfing, water –ski, underwater fishing and photography, jet ski, eagle, sailing, fishing).
The European path E4 goes through the area, wich gives the opportunity to those who love trekking to follow the routes: Paleochora –Elafonisi to the west and Paleochora – Sougia or Agia Roumeli to the east. Moreover you can visit the Venetian fortress of Fortetza, the museum of the Akrites of Europe, the Byzantine chutches and the monasteries of the area as well as the ancient Lyssos.
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS:
- Health Centre of Kandanos: 2823340000
- Regional Clinic of Paleochora: 2823041211
- Regional Clinic of Kountoura: 2823042222
- Police Station of Kandanos: 2823022105 – 22100
- Police Station of Paleochora: 2823041111
- Port Authority of Paleochora: 2823041214
- Fire Brigade of Kandanos: 2823022593
- County Court of Kandanos: 2823022359
- Land registry of Kandanos: 2823022722
- Paleochora Bus Station: 2823041914
- Post Office: 2823041206
- Acritic Museum of Europe: 2823042265