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Paleochora Paleochora, or Paliochora, is a seaside town with a population of 2,500 inhabitants situated on the southwest coast of Crete, 75 km from Chania. Poised on a tiny peninsula between two picturesque bays, it is an ideal destination for your summer holidays.
In the west bay you will find the harbour, from where stretches the famous Pacheia Ammos [Thick Sand] Beach. Not surprisingly, the beach has been earning a blue flag for years and welcoms thousands of visitors during the summer months.
In the east bay the landscape is totally different, with pebbles and rocks prevailing. Opposite the sea loom the White Mountains [Lefka Oroi] and the famous land of Sfakia. The quay serves boat connections to Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion, Gavdos and Elafonissi.
There you will also find the European Trails Ε4 and Ε1 for those who enjoy trekking, amazing gorges and numerous beaches around Paleochora, waiting to be discovered by those exploring the territory on foot. Paleochora offers a wide range of options to satisfy even the most demanding visitors in search for something special during their holidays.

How to get there:...
Paleochora lies 75 kilometres south of the city of Chania.
From Chania by bus: In the summertime, there are four buses a day from Chania to Paleochora. You can find information about bus schedules here. The trip takes about
90 minutes.
From Chania by car or taxi: The drive is about 70 minutes.
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