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Paleochora: ideal for Crete couples’ holidays

When in Chania and Crete for your holidays as a couple, make sure you visit the charming coastal village of Paleochora in the south of Chania region

When you stay in Thalassa Beach Resort for your couples’ holidays in Crete and Chania, you can have the best of two worlds: The luxury, comfort and full range of amenities of the hotel, and at the same time easy access to some of the best beaches and sights in Crete on the south coast of Chania region.

Some kilometers to the west of Agia Marina and Thalassa Beach, there is the Tavronitis junction, where the road to the south starts, which finally leads to Paleochora, the biggest village in Chania region and southwest Crete, and a great place for couples’ holidays.

Paleochora: a great destination for couples’ vacations in Chania and Crete

The coastal village of Paleochora is in a distance of about 75 kilometers southwest of Chania city. Paleochora used to be a small fishing village. But things changed when in the ‘60s some people and couples from all over Europe “dicovered” it during their holidays, and where so fascinated that they made it their home.

The first foreign residents and couples that stayed here paved the way for more and more to come. Today, Paleochora is one of the best destinations in Crete for couples’ holidays. It is a place you have to visit during your stay in Chania, and discover its hidden charms for yourself.

What characterize the village are its cobbled, narrow streets. In the center of the village is its central square. During summer nights, the village square is open for pedestrians only, and becomes a large open air tavern and cafe. It is one of the most charming experiences for couples and other holiday makers in Chania and West Crete.

Paleochora is in a very advantageous position, located on top of a peninsula overlooking two bays. The Venetians realized the excellent strategic position of the village and built here a large castle in the 13th century, called Castel Selino. The castle stood here until the 16th century, when the famous pirate chief Hayreddin Barbarossa destroyed it in one of his raids. In today’s Paleochora, Castel Selino has been renovated, making it a must-see for couples and other visitors who spend their holidays in Chania and West Crete.

The amazing beaches of Paleochora: the perfect setting for your couples’ holidays in Crete and Chania

Paleochora is blessed when it comes to beaches. Around the village there are two coastal zones, one to the west and the other to the east, which are full of splendid beaches. It is noteworthy that inside just the village itself, there are two distinct beaches, the main sandy beach on the west, which is the most popular and has sun beds and parasols, and a more secluded one with pebbles on the east.

During your vacations as a couple in Paleochora, Crete you will have lots of choices, regarding beaches. The total coastline of the area is around 20 kilometers, and there are more than ten fine beaches around.

Some of the beaches are sandy, some have pebbles, but practically all are pretty known in their own right. Platia Ammos, Chalikia, Psilos Volakas and Krios are possibly the best of them – but it’s up to you to decide the best Paleochora beach for you and your loved one!

Thalassa Beach Resort, apart from being the ultimate romantic setting for you couples’ holidays in Crete, is also a great place to stay, when it comes to easy access to the best the region of Chania has to offer.

When in Chania, don’t forget to visit the charming village of Paleochora, be it either by a rented car, or by the reliable local bus service. The authentic Cretan village feeling and the magnificent beaches are sure to take your couples’ holidays in Crete to another level.

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