Top ChoiceSeafood in Palekastro

Hiona Taverna

One of two top-ranked tavernas at the northern end of Hiona Beach, this more upscale contender in a stone house is usually filled with patrons lusting after the fresh fish and seafood, including a rich...

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...

Cretan in Palekastro

Mythos

Attractively decorated, with its rock walls accented with colourful murals, this friendly family taverna on the main square cooks only with olive oil and has some lovely dishes, such as chicken with lemon sauce...

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,...

Mezedhes in Palekastro

To Finistrini

This easy-going rakadhiko (Cretan ouzerie – place that serves ouzo and light snacks) on the main square dishes up tasty mezedhes and simple fast-food-style dishes (gyros, souvlaki, pasta) that go down well with a...