There are plenty of paleochora in Greece.
Paleochora means ancient village.
However, Paleochora in Crete is the one that grabbed hold of that word and used it as its location name.
Paleochora is 77 km south of Chania.
Our day was spent mostly just strolling along the charming promenade lined with inviting restaurants.
We were there during a holiday season so there aren’t much tourists around. Just the locals in sight, which not a bad trade at all.
Paleochora is known for its beaches.
See, no one around. We were here last December. Cold season in Greece means travel destinations are empty.
We did saw a little something, something. 😀 Oooops!
Being a peninsula, it boasts to have a variety of beaches, including a pebble beach.
What I (we) loved doing was getting on top of Castle Selino ruins to get an overlooking view of Paleochora.
I say if you want a happy medium, Paleochora may be a great choice. Paleochora is not the wildest like Platanias or Malia. It may not be the most pristine like Elafonisi or Balos. It doesn’t have a big of a name like Chania. Paleochora does promise you laid-back atmosphere, friendly ambience, and good vibes.
Just like this guy.