Paleochora ☼

Anoula’s travel notebook.
If Sitia is an end of the world, Paleochora is, with its 2 000 inhabitants, an end of the Mars planet. It is a little isolated harbor in the South-West of the Island of Crete. There are very few visitors coming to Paleochora, so it keeps its pretty heart without losing itself in building quickly low cost architecture.
Paleochora is, in a way, the town of my dreams, it is a landlocked town, with just one road which gives you access to it. The ruins of a Venetian fortress, on a headland, dominate the little town.
There is nothing to do in Paleochora, just take your time to live, to breath, to read, to rest and to drink an orange juice on the terrasse of a coffee shop.
Paleochora beaches are big enough not to walk on each other, and Paleochora is a starting point to take the boat to the Samaria Canyon, the Elafonissi Island and many other destinations (little towns of : Sougia and Agia Roumeli, the Island of Gavdos, etc.)