in southwest part of Chania Crete
It's at the southwest part of crete, 70km south of Chania. It has two completely organized small gulfs (pachia ammos and chalikia), one on one side of the village and one on the other, in front of which spreads the Libyan sea.
It's the surfers' reference point for the auspicious wind that is always blowing. Beaches that seem to have been drawn by a supernatural hand (yaliskari, psilos volakas, grammenos), traditional taverns and parties beneath the light of the moon, are only some of its highlights. Most of the beaches are fully organized, with sunbeds, umbrellas and canteens, where you can be provided anything you may need. But, even if you are looking for more remote and really unspoitl beaches, Paleochora is the right place to visit. It has hidden beaches that give you the sense of a natural paradise.
In Paleochora, as well as in the whole part of south and west Crete, strong wind is the main characteristic. Although it may be considered as a disadvantage, the picturesque, narrow streets of the village, as well as its virgin beaches, make each visitor to forget the wind.
How to reach Paleochora:Drive on the national road towards Kissamos and follow the signs to Paleochora. You may also take the intercity bus.