Paleochora - Crete live cam

Crete, view of the Paleochora coast

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.

Cam on-line since: 11/19/2016

Comments

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    • 5 months ago
    • "wish_I_were_there"

    128 days to go, my 5th summer in a row in Paleochora and to be honest I can't wait!

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    • 7 months ago
    • "Corinne M"

    great, the webcam is back again

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    • 7 months ago
    • "Claus Neugebauer"

    Nice with camera again

  • avatar
    • 12 months ago
    • "Johnny."

    Looks very peaceful in winter, I can imagine in summer its a lovely place to sit and watch the waves.

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • "Corinne M"

    nice to see the webcam is back

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • "Paul A Moyes"

    Paradise, especially the Taverna, absolutely brilliant Cretan food!!!!!

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    • 1 year ago
    • "wish_I_were_there"

    Walking daily on the promenade for the morning frappe or the tyropita, taking my time absorbing the views, the smells, the sounds, there's no rush, smiling faces = kalimera! 62 more days ..can't wait to see you again (visit #4 in a row) Paleochora :) This time I'll be staying 40 days!

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "Claus Neugebauer"

    61 dage og vi vil være de

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "Karel"

    In July, we are looking forward to you ;-)

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "Paul Louis"

    Waves that whip the road, sweeping away the rare passers-by.

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "wish_I_were_there"

    Oh Paleochora ..Love the place! This August will be my 3rd year in a row, quiet non-pretentious, no mass tourism yet affordable. no loud bars and drunken tourists, friendly locals, crystal clear waters, beaches for every taste, tasty food, beautiful nature at your doorstep. When I'm there walking on the promenade I always stop look at the camera knowing others are watching wishing to be there...

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "GLYNN"

    I wish I was there sat in one of the tavernas drinking retsina never mind the weather Its still my favourite place in Crete, ok the suns not shining so what, Chania is still a mystical place and will forever draw me back

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "Corinne M"

    hi loulou, nowhere near hearaklio. which is on the north coast, eastish, and this is on the south west coast

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "Claus Neugebauer"

    Hej Loulou Nej der er på den anden side at Kreta.Sydvest på,men en dejlig by

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • "loulou"

    Does anyone know if this place is near Heraklion area?

  • avatar
    • 3 years 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.