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Paleohora town

Town description

Paleochora, a charming small town situated 77 km south of Chania, is a popular tourist destination on the island of Crete. The town is built on the ruins of the ancient city of Kalamydi and is located on a 400m x 700m peninsula. The town’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism and agriculture, with tomatoes and olive oil being the main crops. Paleochora has been a favorite spot for relaxation since the early 1970s when hippies first discovered it. The town boasts pristine waters, well-structured beaches, and stunning secluded small anchorages, making it an ideal location for tourists. Paleochora has a range of facilities, including hotels, restaurants, tavernas, cafés, bars, nightclubs, banks, a post office, and a health center. Additionally, the town’s harbor offers ferry boats to nearby destinations such as Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia Chora, and Gavdos.

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Most frequent asked questions

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.

When did hippies first discover Paleochora?

Hippies first discovered Paleochora in the early 1970s.

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.

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