Recently, people regarded Palaiochora as a small settlement, standing in the southwest area of Crete. Its residents were mostly involved in fishing. Over time, a small village grew up in a modern and well-developed resort. There are a lot of tourists here in summer. They adapt to a local way of life with great pleasure.
Compared to other resort settlement on the island, Palaiochora nestles on the cape, deepening into the Libyan Sea. At present, most of Palaiochora residents are involved in agriculture and tourism. The resort features a well-developed infrastructure. It has several large hotel complexes and villas, which can be rented for holidays in summer.
In the evening, all the roads in the city are blocked. It is time for Palaiochora walks. All people leave their accommodations to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Small cafeterias quickly get busy with visitors, discussing a marvelous evening.
Palaiochora is an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Some years ago, it got the favor of hippies. The resort managed to preserve its popularity. It is still regarded as one of the most favorite places for relaxation among tourist. Palaiochora is famous for its sandy beaches and pure water.
Palaiochora provides a diverse choice of facilities for accommodation: you can book a room in a hotel, rent an apartment or a private villa. The residents of Palaiochora also offer their properties for hire. That is why the resort is a perfect solution for family holidays and those of you who wish to feel homelike while being far away from home.
Modern Palaiochora occupies the area that was previously known as the ancient city of Kalamidi. Herewith, one should note that no evidence of its existence was found by the archaeologists.
Regarding the cultural and architectural monuments, tourists are offered a possibility to visit local churches and temples, which have preserved wall-mounted paintings of the Venetian and Byzantine heritage.
On the hill, near the city, you can find the ruins of an old fortress, whose construction dates back to 1278. The building has undergone a lot of attacks and renovations.
The warm Mediterranean climate prevails in Palaiochora. Palaiochora tourist season starts in early June and lasts until the end of September. During the period from the middle of June to the beginning of July, the air temperature in the city increases to +30°C. The water is heated to +20°C – +22°C. The peak temperatures are observed in August: the air warms up to +32°C; the water temperature reaches +21°C. September brings the Velvet season in Palaiochora. During this time, the air temperature reaches +25°C – +27°C, while the water warms up to +21°C. If you plan to spend a holiday in Palaiochora, then we highly recommend that you think of booking a transfer beforehand.
There are two ways of how you can get to Palaiochora town: using road transport or by Palaiochora ferry. If you are going to travel by road transport, you should know that the distance between Chania and Palaiochora is 77 kilometers. By choosing a bus as a means of transport, you will need to get to the settlement of Maleme first. After that, continue a trip to Palaiochora. Pay attention that the buses from Maleme and Chania to Palaiochora run only once a day. That is why the majority of travelers prefer to use the facilities of a transfer. It is a comfortable, fast, and inexpensive means of transportation in Greece and on the Island of Crete, in particular. You can book a transfer or an individual Palaiochora taxi on the website of Aktis.Taxi.
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|Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia SKG||Milos Island Airport MLO|
|Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos ATH||Karpathos Island Airport AOK|
|Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis HER||Alexandroupolis Airport Dimokritos AXD|
|Kalamata Airport Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos KLX||Rhodes Island Airport Diagoras RHO|
|Samos Island Airport Aristarchos SMI||Mykonos Island Airport JMK|
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