Museum of the Acritans of Europe
This obscure museum next to the town’s ornate church is dedicated to the border fighters and heroes of Europe’s medieval and Byzantine...
Dolphin- watching Trips
Aqua Creta Diving & Adventures
Runs a range of diving courses from beginner dives (€50) to seven- to 10-day master courses (€580). It also runs one-day beach-hopping...
Paleohora Club, next to the campsite, used to be popular for all-night, full-moon parties but is now a less-appealing swanky indoor...
A local institution, the Third Eye, Crete’s only vegetarian restaurant, has an eclectic menu of curries, salads, pastas and Greek and...
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 castle was built so the Venetians could keep an eye on the southwestern coast from this commanding position on the hill top. There’s not much left of the fortress, however, as it was destroyed by the Venetians, the Turks, the pirate Barbarossa in the 16th century, and the Germans during WWII.