The magnificent coast of Palaiochora begins at the bottom of the hill below the fort. In this part of the coast, smaller, larger rocks rise out of the sandy shore. The central part of the beach is a 700-meter-long stretch of white sand.


GPS is very important! – because there are no street names in Western Crete.

GPS: 35.234918, 23.676563


– the beach faces south, so the sunbeams pamper the beach from early in the morning

– in summer, the sand is very hot

– without slippers or footwear can cause burns, please pay attention to this

– the wet rocks at the edge of the coast (especially when there is a tide or low tide) they are slippery! – using the right footwear can prevent accidents!

The BLUE FLAG is a guarantee for the purity of seawater and the high quality of coastal services.

Of course, everything what people need for a perfect beach holiday is provided, on the Palaiochora beach. Umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented. There some restaurants and bars along the coast. For those who really want a tastier and more homely meal, they need take a short walk. There are some really good restaurants on street, which is located opposite the magnificent beach. It’s really just a few moments: the parallel street facing the shore, where is the small harbor, and restaurants: accessible via any cross street. The temperature of the sea water already reaches 22 degrees Celsius during the day in May. The temperature of the sea water will rise to 26 degrees Celsius in June. The warmest in August: 27.5 degrees Celsius.