Beach in Palekastro

Hiona Beach

Hiona Beach, 2.5km east of Palekastro, is a quiet sweep of of coarse sand and pebbles backed by clumps of tamarisk trees. It's overlooked by two excellent fish tavernas and also home to a coastal wetland that's a...

Beach in Palekastro

Kouremenos Beach

Kouremenos, about 7km south of Vaï and 3km northeast of Palekastro, is a long, grey sand-and-pebble beach with good shallow-water swimming, although it's best known for having some of the island's best wind- and...

Museum in Palekastro

Folk Museum of Palekastro

Tucked away in a backstreet and signposted from the main road, this compact and well-presented museum occupies a traditional Cretan manor house, with displays in the old stables and bakery. It displays crafts,...