Museum of the Acritans of Europe
This little museum next to the town’s ornate church is dedicated to the border fighters and heroes of Europe’s medieval and Byzantine...
Pahia Ammos, often simply called Sandy Beach, lives up to its name. When the winds kick up it's good for windsurfing, and it's got the...
Halikia Beach is Paleohora's pebble beach, on the eastern side of Paleohora's peninsula. It can occasionally be better protected from...
Casual lounge, bar and music venue, Agios is one of Paleohora’s best hang-outs.
Straightforward Cretan and Greek dishes are the order of the day here in this long-standing summer-only taverna near the stony Halikia...
Venetian Castle information
It’s worth clambering up the ruins of the 13th-century Venetian castle for the splendid view of the sea and mountains. The fortress was built so the Venetians could monitor the southwestern coast from this commanding position on the hill top. There’s not much left of the castle, as it was destroyed by the Venetians, the Turks, the pirate Barbarossa in the 16th century, and the Germans during WWII.