Paleochora is a small town of about 1500 inhabitants nestling under the immense White Mountains on the Greek island of Crete. In the summer it entertains up to a couple of thousand tourists of all European nationalities .
The sandy beach is long, over 1 km , and there is space for everyone to lounge or to swim.
Nature and man have lived here in a mystical union throughout the ages. The beautiful landscapes, the abundant wild life, the vivid history, the fantastic seascapes (beaches), the pleasant climate, blend together with the contemporary life of quaint hotels and rent rooms, picturesque and traditional coffee shops, open-air summer theatres (cinemas), discos, and modern cafeterias - all of these create a memorable sensation in the visitor as he descends south, from Chania to Paleochora
Paleohora is a place that you will never be tired of.Most people rate Paleo as unbeatable in comparison with any other place for social life - from quiet, traditional and relaxed Greek style, to bar crawls which end in the open-air disco until 4 a.m.
There are about 30 bars ranging from traditional back street Greek to trendy cocktail, 35 taverns serving excelent food, an open-air cinema (which much took the fancy of the Boards reporter!), and dolphin-spotting trips in the evening.
The main and harbor streets, which are closed to traffic in the evening, are the place to see and be seen, a friendly mess of tables and chairs where you can watch or join in the "volta" (traditional evening glad rags circular perambulation).