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Paleochora City

Paleochora (In Greek: Παλαιόχωρα and also spelled Palaiochora)

is a small coastal town in the southwest Crete, located 70km from Chania and 32km from Sougia. It is build on a peninsula between two beautiful bays and due to its location it has been called the “Bride of the Libyan Sea”.

The fact that Paleochora is surrounded by mountains and it is built on a peninsula has many advantages, one of them being that you can always find a beach protected by the strong winds.

To its west bay you can find a navy lighthouse that signals for the ships travelling to the Suez Canal or Gibraltar.

You can catch a ferry from the east bay, if you want to visit Sougia,  Loutro, Chora Sfakia, Gavdos or Elafonisi. Of course its easiest and more comfortable to book your Taxi for your guided tour. Palaiochora as well as Sougia is ideal departure point for visiting Omalos-Samaria Gorge or Agia Irini Gorge. To diminish any confusion that might arise. Omalos or Xyloskalo is the top entry of Samaria Gorge and Agia Roumeli is the bottom entance. Agia Eirini Gorge is a smaller easier to walk gorge.

Access to the city of Paleochora

We can offer a comfortable taxi ride from  Chania airport to Palaiochora with out Taxi or minivan services, or you can catch the local buses.


Most of the sightseeing that you can do in Paleochora involves a beach, but you can always visit the Venetian Castle or even go for a snorkeling adventure. A must for the nature lovers is trekking in the numerous gorges and  trails. (Top things to do in Palaiochora)

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From Sougia to Paleochora City

You can always book a taxi to any destination from our booking form

You can also print a map provided by the tourist organisation of Greece on the following link. (Crete Map).

Useful Information

Common Telephone Numbers for Crete



Tourist Police*


Fire Department


Fire Department for forest fire’s



The Tourist police provides all kind of information and instructions that might be needed in the following languages; Greek, English, French and German, so as to deal directly with any arising problem.

Paleochora Authorities

Palaiochora police station  28230 41111
Port Authority Of Palaiochora 28230 41214
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