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Paleochora - Chania

Paleochora is located in the province of Selino, 75 kilometers from Hania on the southwest of the island Crete. Avery small peninsulas where the villagers are proudly call their place “Bride of the Libyan Sea”.

According to reports, Paleochora is builted on the ruins of ancient Kalamidis. In 1280 the Venetian Duke of Crete Marino Gradenigo first builted the “Castelo Selino” on a height with magnificent view to the Libyan sea where the province took the today name. “Castelo Selino” is the today “Fortezza” . From this point you can enjoy the magnificent view of the town and the sunset at the end of the day too.

Paleochora has developed as a great touristic center so as to offer visitors all they need such as : Beautiful beaches, forests and monuments. Paleochora has around 2000 inhabitants and a large number of studios at very reasonable prices. All amenities are on offer: banks, post office, super markets, bus station, telecommunication office, health center, private doctors, dentist, pediatrician, drug stores, police department, and coast guard.
At whichever point of the village you find your self in, you will be able to walk to the beach. To the west side there is the famous sandy beach “Pachia Ammos” and to the east the beautiful pepple beach. “Apart from these beaches in which you can go on foot, you can also visit beaches with your own vehicle like Gianiskari. Along the road which leads to Kountoura you can also see places like : Votsala, Plakaki, Karavopetra, Ormos Grammenou and Krios.
Visit areas of exceptional natural beauty and environmental value such as :ravine of Samaria, ravine of Agia Irini, small ravine of Anydri-Gianiskari, Gavdos, Elafonisi, Koundoura and villages like Anidri or Azogyres.

You cam also see great sights on the way to Paleochora like the ancient Byzantine churches of Kantanos and Plemeniana, villages like Asfentile, Prodromi and Spaniako. Very interesting are also the monastery church of Chrysoskalitissa and the archeological places of Lissos and Kadros.

Little vessels connect daily Paleochora with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Hora Sfakion, Elafonisi and regular time tables with Gavdos for a journey to the Libyan sea in order to meet dolphins.
Fishing, surfing and hikes with boats in lonely beaches are some of the activities you can make in Paleochora. In the evening the central roads of Paleochora closes for the vehicles, just in order to provide people a place to walk, buy, eat and enjoy with the high life of the town.
Paleochora is a place that you will never forget. Enjoy the sun, the sea, the great Cretan food and the hospitality that you will never forget.
 
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