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    • 1 week ago
    • loulou

    Does anyone know if this place is near Heraklion area?

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    • 4 months ago
    • Corinne M

    hello kenny. elafonisi beach is a must. south west of crete, it is absolutely lovely. one can get there by bus from chania bus station. my son's favorite is balos, which is north west. a bit more difficult to get to, but one can take a boat from kissamos. the whole of crete is lovely and other people will have other places to recommend.

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    • 5 months ago
    • kenny

    Never been to greece and going to crete with my 2 sons for my 60th in july.What places are worth a visit and best beachs?.Heat is intense in july i,ve been told but after the last few months in the uk it will be most welcome.

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    • 5 months ago
    • Claus Neugebauer

    In only 46 days we will be there

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    • 10 months ago
    • Corinne Maas

    nice frothy waves 2.12.17

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    • 10 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    1dec17--A Thank You to our host, Palaiochora, for sponsoring this 'live cam' from Crete, with the view of the Paleochora coast, beautiful.

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    • 10 months ago
    • Corinne Maas

    i have been to paleochora, kristen, and it is as lovely as you think. if you turn right, and carry on through the small streets, you arrive on the other side where there is a long sandy beach

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    • 10 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    This is my idea of peace and serenity.

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    • 10 months ago
    • Kristen

    I LOVE to look up my family tree and it said that we were part Native American (Shawnee Indian) but NO ONE was ever able to prove it. So my Mom and I got our DNA tested and it said that we were both part Greek. So I would like to think that my ancestors who were thought to be Native American (Shawnee Indian) who are now Greek came from Paleochora because it is SO VERY BEAUTIFUL here, I WOULD LOVE to visit here one day.

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    • 1 year ago
    • Piv

    Been looking at this for 2 weeks now just to get in the mood. We'll be in Loutro for 4 nights from the 10th. Sept. May just jump on the ferry to Paleochora one day just so we can wave to everyone? :-)

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    • 1 year ago
    • MARION CAMPBELL

    Going to Gouves 22nd September not been to Crete before. Looking forward to new adventures because we are normally in Paleokastritsa 4 weeks per year

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    • 1 year ago
    • Chris Ward

    Lovely place,love to look on the camera and see the weather,made the journey yesterday to be there and be on the camera in real time,its a pity this website has now put security on this camera to stop anyone screenshot themselves ;( as we never had a problem at the Old port in Chania ,

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    • 1 year ago
    • chatron

    j adore

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    • 1 year ago
    • Monika

    Jippieh, online again

Paleochora - Crete

Paleochora is a coastal town located on the southwest coast of Crete, approximately 70 km from Chania and 200 km from Heraklion. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays, and as it borders the Libyan Sea it is justly regarded as the “Libyan Bride” and “Land of the Sun”.

The town has the natural advantage of being built between two bays; the eastern and the western. The small peninsula is protected from strong seasonal winds by the surrounding mountains. The mountains, located geographically north of Paleochora are impressive because of their height (300 m), and because they posses a unique natural beauty and grace that combines rugged upland hills and crevices with lowland vegetation of aromatic shrubs and plants. This rare and somehow rugged landscape automatically changes at the approach of sea level, with the long & flat plains of Paleochora town.

The town itself is limited in size by the encroachment on both sides of the Libyan Sea. The western bay is defined by a beautiful artificial port, with the navy lighthouse projecting it’s signal for ships travelling to Gibraltar or contrary to the Suez Canal.  Follow the coast west from the port and you find the thick sand beach of Paleochora town. The pristine beach which is permanently waving the blue flag receives thousands of visitors in the summer months. Looking out from the shores of the east side of Paleochora, you can observe the caps of the White Mountains that separate our province from that of Sfakia. The ferry pier is located on this side of the bay which serves tourists who want to visit Soúgia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakia, Gavdos & Elafonisi.

The climate of Paleochora from early May until late October is the sweetest, and the sea temperature in May and October are higher than they are in July and August in northern European countries. The winter is pleasant

In the town today you will find many restaurants and tavernas that offer a wide variety of delicious dishes. The stay of each visitor to Paleochora can be combined with various standard day (or longer) trips and visits to other areas. Of these the most notable are: The visit of the ancient Lissos, the gorge of Samaria or the Holy Peace, Gavdos, Elafonisi with it’s unique beautiful beaches, Kountoura’s Byzantine churches, and the history and folklore museum of Azogyres.

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