Top things to do in Paleohora

Top Choice Cretan in Paleohora

To Skolio

Whether gorge walker or hire-car driver, do not miss the chance to dine at wonderful To Skolio, about 5km east of Paleohora. The converted red schoolhouse has cheerily painted tables on a tree-shaded cliff-side terr…
Top Choice Cretan in Paleohora

Taverna Methexis

It’s well worth the short saunter to the peninsula’s southeastern tip to sample the authentic comfort food and warm hospitality at this locally adored taverna across from a small beach. All the classics are accounte…
Vegetarian in Paleohora

Third Eye

A local institution and community gathering spot since 1990, the Third Eye knew what to do with beetroot, quinoa and hummus long before meatless fare went mainstream. The globally inspired menu features delicious sa…
Fort in Paleohora

Venetian Fort

There’s not much left of the 13th-century Venetian castle looming above Paleohora, but it's worth the clamber for splendid views of the sea and mountains, especially at sunset.
Beach in Paleohora

Pahia Ammos

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 best sunsets in town. You'll find it on the western side of Paleohora's peninsul…
Museum in Paleohora

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 times. It has a well-displayed historical exhibition along with musical instrumen…
Cretan in Paleohora

Christos Taverna

Straightforward Cretan and Greek dishes are the order of the day here in this long-standing summer-only taverna near the stony Halikia beach. Pick from what’s fresh, arrayed in casseroles behind the glass.
Taverna in Paleohora

Alpha Restaurant

Maps, more info and some good food and drink can be found at Alpha Restaurant in Azogires village. American-born local guide Lakkis ‘Lucky’ Koukoutsakis also leads tours of the village and Azogires Gorge.
Beach in Paleohora

Halikia Beach

Halikia Beach is Paleohora's pebble beach, on the eastern side of Paleohora's peninsula. It can occasionally be better protected from the wind on sandy Pahia Ammos.
Bar in Paleohora

La Jetee

A beachside tourist haunt known for its cocktails, La Jetee has a lovely garden and sunset views, plus snacks (€2.50 to €5) are served all day.