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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Paleochora

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Paleochora

In Paleochora Town, Crete, you’ll find a wide array of accommodation choices to suit every taste and budget. From cosy guesthouses and luxurious hotels to convenient vacation rentals, this charming town caters to all types of travellers. See below for a comprehensive list of accommodations in and near Paleochora Town, each promising a memorable stay.

  • 9.4 / 10
  • Sandy Beach Paleochora

Set in Palaiochóra, a few steps from Pachia Ammos, Ammos Paleochora Hotel offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is around 600 metres from Halikia Beach, less than 1 km from Keratídes Beach and 46 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port. Certain units at the property feature a terrace with a sea view.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. At Ammos Paleochora Hotel all rooms come with bed linen and towels.

The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 83 km from the accommodation.

  • 330 m
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Old Town

Aris is a family-run 3-star hotel that rests on the edge of the old town of Paleochora, just a 5- minute walk from the centre and the beaches. Promoting art, it offers rooms with free WiFi access and views over the Libyan Sea or the garden. A small bar, open until midnight, is available on site, while free bicycles are offered.

Fitted with marble floors and bright colours, all rooms at Aris Boutique Hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a small fridge and an electric kettle. The modern, private bathrooms come with shower.

A breakfast buffet is served between 07:30 and 11:00 and can be enjoyed in the dining area, terrace and garden, or in your room. Packed breakfast or small self service breakfast can be prepared.

Guests can enjoy massage treatments at the on-site massage room. A satellite TV and a book library are available in the lobby.

Chania Town lies within 72 km from Aris Boutique Hotel, while Souda Port is at a distance of 77 km. Free beach umbrellas and free parking space are provided.

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€84

/night

  • 370 m
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Palaiochora

Hotel Aghas Paleochora is located 150 metres from the centre of Palaiochora and 100 metres from the sandy Pachia Ammos Beach. It offers rooms with mountain or sea views and has a snack bar.

Agas rooms are simply furnished and they all feature a private balcony with table and chairs. They are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and mini fridge and have en-suite bathroom with shower.

A la carte breakfast with different options each day is offered in the morning. The on-site bar serves hot and cold drinks and light snacks until late in the evening.

The beach of Palaiochora is 180 metres away, while a super market can be found within 100 metres. The picturesque town and port of Chania is around 65 km away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and free parking is provided on site.

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€56

/night

  • 390 m
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Main Street

The boutique hotel Libyan Princess is situated in Paleochora, also known as the Nymph of the Libyan Sea. It offers superior guest rooms, an outdoor pool, a gym and on-site parking.

The luxuriously appointed guest rooms combine elegance with functionality. Among the many room facilities, guests will find LCD 26’ TVs, safe, minibar and clothes dryer. The bathrooms feature a spa bath and a magnifying mirror. Their private balconies offer views of Paleochora, or the pool and the garden.

Popular snacks, salads, refreshing juices as well as Greek and international wines are served at the pool bar.

The wellness club features a gym and a hot tub. Massages, face and body treatments are also available.

Libyan Princess is located 75km from Chania, on the southwest coast of Crete, in a small peninsula between two scenic gulfs. In a few minutes guests can reach the long sandy beach Pachia Ammos or the pebbled beach Chalikia.

  • 470 m
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Palaiochora

Situated 100 metres away from Grammeno beach, Megim offers free transportation around the area and free sun beds and umbrellas on the beach.

Megim hotel rooms are bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows. They are equipped with air conditioning and refrigerator, and they have a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Most of the rooms offer sea sea views and feature a satellite TV.

Hotel Megim has a restaurant serving traditional Greek cuisine. Guests can also relax at the outdoor seating area, under the vine roof, with a drink from the bar. A beach bar is also featured.

The busy town of Palaiochora is within 4 km from Megim, while Elafonisi lies within 1-hour drive away. Free private parking is available on site.

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€55

/night

  • 3.5 km
  • 9.4 / 10
  • Moni Selinou

Built of stone and wood, Monastery Estate is located in the traditional Moni Village of Chania, within 4.5 km from Sougia Beach. It offers self-catering accommodation with fireplace, free Wi-Fi and a patio overlooking the mountain range of Lefka Ori.

Fitted with wooden floors and beamed ceilings, the apartments of Monastery combine modern and traditional elements. Each air-conditioned unit features a seating and a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. The stone-built bathroom comes with shower and a hairdryer.

Restaurants and mini markets can be found at Sougia Village, within 4.5 km from Monastery Estate. The famous Agia Eirini Gorge is at 13 km, while the seaside Paleochora is 28 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 13.3 km

What to Know Before Visiting Paleochora

Apartments and hotels in Paleochora from Crete Island

Paleochora is situated on the southwest coast of Crete, Greece’s largest island, known for its diverse landscapes and rich history. This coastal town, perched on a narrow peninsula, is approximately 77 kilometres from Chania, one of Crete’s major cities. Its unique location between two bays provides it with a distinctive and strategic position that has been valued throughout history.

The town’s layout is a blend of narrow streets and traditional Cretan architecture, with a modern touch that caters to tourists. Despite its growth as a tourist destination, Paleochora has retained its small-town charm and relaxed atmosphere, making it a favourite among both locals and visitors. The town’s streets are lined with a variety of shops, cafes, and tavernas, offering a glimpse into the local lifestyle and culture.

Paleochora’s beaches are a major draw, with Pachia Ammos Beach being a popular choice for its wide expanse of sand and facilities for visitors. On the other side of the peninsula, Chalikia Beach offers a more rugged landscape with its pebbly shore and is a favourite spot for those seeking a quieter beach experience.

The town is also a starting point for boat trips to nearby destinations such as Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia Chora, and Gavdos.

The area around Paleochora is rich in natural beauty and historical sites. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the numerous trails that lead through the rugged terrain, offering stunning views of the coastline and the surrounding mountains. The E4 European long-distance path, for example, passes through the area, attracting hikers from around the world.

Culturally, Paleochora is home to several notable landmarks. The remains of the Venetian fortress, Castel Selino, stand as a testament to the town’s historical importance. The fortress was built in the 13th century and, despite being partially destroyed over the centuries, its ruins still offer a glimpse into the past. Additionally, the town hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating Cretan traditions and heritage.

In summary, Paleochora is a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Its strategic location, combined with its charming streets, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage, make it a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Crete. Whether it’s for relaxation, adventure, or cultural exploration, Paleochora offers a unique and memorable experience for all who visit.

 

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Best Villas in Paleochora

  • 9.1 / 10
  • Ελευθερίου Βενιζέλου 0

Villas Plumeria features pool views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Palaiochóra, 200 metres from Halikia Beach.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Keratídes Beach is 500 metres from Villas Plumeria, while Pachia Ammos is 500 metres away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 83 km from the accommodation.

  • 410 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Παλαιοχωρα 02 Κτηριο

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Athinais villa is located in Palaiochóra. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The property also has 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of an open-air bath. Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Popular points of interest near Athinais villa include Pachia Ammos, Halikia Beach and Keratídes Beach. The nearest airport is Chania International, 84 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 520 m
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Palaiocora

Featuring mountain views, Villa-Palaiochora offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 100 metres from Pachia Ammos. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The air-conditioned villa also provides a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hot tub and a bath.

The villa can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

Villa-Palaiochora offers a hot tub. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Kalamia Beach is 800 metres from Villa-Palaiochora, while Psilos Volakas Beach is 1.2 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 84 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 1.1 km
  • 9.9 / 10
  • Paleochora

Situated 1.6 km from Pachia Ammos, Krystallon Villas offers an infinity pool, and air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi.

The villa provides guests with a balcony, sea views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Krystallon Villas, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Kalamia Beach is 2.3 km from the accommodation, while Psilos Volakas Beach is 2.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 83 km from Krystallon Villas.

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€348

/night

  • 1.3 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Kountoura

Boasting garden views, Villa Memories offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 500 metres from Alonáki Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa offers a barbecue. Guests at Villa Memories can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Grammeno Beach is 500 metres from the accommodation, while Plakaki Beach is 800 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 87 km from Villa Memories.

  • 4.0 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Grammeno

Just 30 metres from Grammeno Beach, Cedar Bay Beachside Villas are set amidst rare cedar trees in a 7,000-m2 land. Each with a 32-m2 private pool, they come with relaxing interiors blending stone elements.

Offering sea and mountain views, each villa has a fully equipped kitchen with dining area and 2-3 bathrooms. Facilities include a flat-screen, satellite TV, an iPod docking station and espresso coffee machine. WiFi is available for free throughout.

Guests will find local restaurants in a short walk from Cedar Bay Villas. The lively town of Paleochora is at a distance of 5 km, while the famous Elafonissi Beach is 10 km away. Chania International Airport is at a distance of 90 km.

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€254

/night

  • 4.1 km

Best Apartments in Paleochora

  • 9 / 10
  • Palaiochora

The family-run Margarita Studios is located in Paleochora, just 60 metres from the beach and 100 metres from restaurants and cafes. It features a garden with stone-paved alleys and offers studios with free WiFi access.

Opening to a garden-view balcony, the studios of Margarita have a kitchenette with fridge and electric kettle. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The bathroom comes with a shower and hairdryer.

Chania Town lies within 71 km from the property and the seaside Sougia with its long sandy beach is 33 km away. Souda Port is 77 km away, while Chania International Airport is at a distance of 90 km. Free on-site parking is possible.

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€51

/night

  • 30 m
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Palaiochora

Just below the castle of Palaiochora Town and 150 metres from the beach, Niki’s House features self-catered accommodation with a fireplace. Shops, taverns and bars can be found at 50 metres.

Bright and air-conditioned, all apartments open to a patio amidst the property’s garden or a balcony with Libyan Sea view. Each features a kitchen with a stove, fridge and dining area. Facilities also include a washing machine, flat-screen TV with satellite channels and hairdryer.

Palaiochora is the starting point for many European paths for hiking and it is located 70 km from Chania Town. Niki’s House lies 35 km from Sougia Beach and around 45 km from the beach of Elafonissi.

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€87

/night

  • 50 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Palaiochora

Just 80 metres from the beaches of Pachia Ammos and Votsala, Galini Studios features self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It is set amidst a small garden and only 50 metres from local shops and restaurants.

Spacious and air conditioned, all studios at Galini open out to a balcony. Each has a kitchenette with a mini fridge, 2 cooking rings and a kettle. A TV and private bathroom with shower are included.

Galini Studios lies 35 km from Sougia Beach and around 50 km from the beach of Elafonissi. Palaiochora is the starting point for many European paths for hiking and it is located 70 km from Chania Town. Chania Airport is 85 km away. Free, public parking is possible on site.

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€46

/night

  • 90 m
  • 8 / 10
  • Παλαιόχωρα

Set in Palaiochóra, 500 metres from Pachia Ammos and 600 metres from Halikia Beach, Amelie Apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. It is situated less than 1 km from Keratídes Beach and features private check-in and check-out.

This apartment includes 1 bedroom, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

Kissamos / Kasteli Port is 46 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Chania International, 83 km from Amelie Apartment, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€98

/night

  • 100 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Παλαιόχωρα

Located within 300 metres of Pachia Ammos and 400 metres of Halikia Beach in Palaiochóra, Gemma Apartments provides accommodation with seating area. Complimentary WiFi is providedthroughout the property.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Keratídes Beach is 700 metres from the apartment, while Kissamos / Kasteli Port is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 83 km from Gemma Apartments.

  • 100 m
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Kontekaki

Located 100 metres from the famous Pachia Ammos Beach, Polydoros Hotel Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi and balcony. Shops, bars and traditional restaurants are within 50 metres.

A kitchenette with coffee machine and fridge is included in all accommodation types at the Polydoros. Each has a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.

Hotel Polydrosos Apartments also has a wine bar opening out to the garden, where you can spend your evening accompanied by a glass of wine.

Chania Airport is located 60 km away. The scenic town of Chania is 73 km away.

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€47

/night

  • 110 m

Best Holiday homes in Paleochora

  • 8.6 / 10
  • Keratides 2

Featuring mountain views, Exclusive Cottages in a quiet oliverove near the sea provides accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 300 metres from Pachia Ammos. It features a garden, a terrace, sea views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, a kitchenette with an oven and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Halikia Beach is 500 metres from Exclusive Cottages in a quiet oliverove near the sea, while Keratídes Beach is less than 1 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 83 km from the accommodation.

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€192

/night

  • 10 m
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Paleochora 03 Building

Featuring a garden, private pool and pool views, Anma Villa is located in Palaiochóra. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a fridge, and 3 bathrooms with a bath. The air-conditioned holiday home also provides a seating area, washing machine and 3 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

The holiday home offers an open-air bath.

Popular points of interest near Anma Villa include Pachia Ammos, Halikia Beach and Keratídes Beach. The nearest airport is Chania International, 84 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 540 m

Providing a garden and a terrace, as well as barbecue facilities, Welcoming Holiday Home in Palaiochora with Balcony is located in Palaiochóra, not far from Keratídes Beach and Halikia Beach. Complimentary WiFi is providedthroughout the property.

Each unit is fitted with air conditioning, private bathroom and a kitchen including an oven, fridge and a stovetop.

Pachia Ammos is 2.3 km from the holiday home, while Kissamos / Kasteli Port is 47 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 84 km from Welcoming Holiday Home in Palaiochora with Balcony.

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€128

/night

  • 1.8 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Grammeno beach

Located right on Grammeno Beach, Villas Paleochora offers accommodation in 3.5 from the centre of Palaiochóra. The air-conditioned unit is 10 km from Elafonisi .

The kitchen features an oven. A flat-screen TV is provided. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower.

Kalamaki is 42 km from Villas Paleochora, while Loutro is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 56 km from the property.

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€121

/night

  • 3.8 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Paleochora

Boasting garden views, Marika Seaside Villa features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around a few steps from Alonáki Beach. It has a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Grammeno Beach is 400 metres from the holiday home, while Plakaki Beach is 1.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 88 km from Marika Seaside Villa.

  • 3.8 km
  • 8.1 / 10
  • 1523354

Located in Yialós, 500 metres from Alonáki Beach and 500 metres from Grammeno Beach, PEBBLE HOME BY THE SEA, 2 BEDROOMS offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony and free private parking.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 2 bathrooms with an a bath or shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

Plakaki Beach is 800 metres from PEBBLE HOME BY THE SEA, 2 BEDROOMS, while Kalamia Beach is 2.3 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 87 km from the accommodation.

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€142

/night

  • 4.0 km

Experiences near Paleochora

In Paleochora Town, Crete, history and adventure intertwine. The town’s centrepiece, Castel Selino, stands as a 13th-century fortress, its ruins whispering tales of yesteryears. For the nature enthusiasts, nearby gorges beckon with scenic hikes, while a boat trip to Gavdos Island offers a journey to Europe’s southernmost point. Explore below for a comprehensive list of activities and attractions in and around Paleochora Town.

FAQ

Where is Paleochora located?

Paleochora is located 77 km south of Chania on a 400m x 700m peninsula.

What is the economy of Paleochora based on?

The economy of Paleochora is heavily dependent on tourism and agriculture, with tomatoes and olive oil being amongst their main crops.

What facilities are available in Paleochora?

Paleochora has many hotels, restaurants, tavernas, cafés, bars, nightclubs, banks, a post office, and a health centre.

What is Paleochora admired for?

Paleochora is admired for its pristine waters, well-structured beaches, and stunning secluded small anchorages.

Where can you go from Paleochora’s harbour?

You can take ferry boats from Paleochora’s harbour to Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia Chora, and Gavdos.

How to get to Paleochora?

You can get to Paleochora from Chania by bus, the journey will take approximately two hours. Additionally, if you’re traveling from nearby south-eastern coastal villages such as Sougia and Hora Sfakion, there’s the option of taking a boat directly to Paleochora.

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