Palaiochora is a seaside town and is located on the southwest coast of Crete and at a distance of 70 km from Chania and 200 km from Heraklion. It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays. It is washed by the Libyan Sea and is rightly considered the “Nymph of the Libyan Sea” and “Land of the Sun”.

It has the natural privilege of being built between two gulfs, the eastern and the western. The small peninsula on which it is located starts from the surrounding mountains that protectively surround it from strong seasonal north winds. The known meltemias. These mountains located north of Paleochora are not imposing because of their height (300 m), but they have a special beauty and grace, because with their presence they enrich the natural landscape of the area. That is, what the visitor first admires is the alternation of mountain ranges and volumes, with low vegetation of aromatic bushes and plants. This rare and somewhat wild landscape automatically, upon the visitor’s entrance to Paleochora, is followed by a flat and tame plain, the plain of Paleochora.

Its borders are asymmetrically limited and determined by the Libyan Sea. The western bay is defined by a beautiful man-made harbor in the pan area, with the lighthouse projecting on a small islet (Slate Island), for the route of ships heading for Gibraltar or opposite the Suez Canal. Continuation of this coast is the tame area of ​​thick sand which is a point of reference for Paleochora. This spotless beach, on which the blue flag is permanently waving in the summer months, receives thousands of bathers.

The eastern gulf stands out, differentiates itself, as if it is miles away from the first. It has pebbles and rocks i.e. it is a typical Greek landscape. Opposite it is the mountainous mass of the White Mountains that separates our province from Sfakia. The pier located in this bay serves foreigners who want to visit Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Outro, Chora ton Sfakion, Gavdos and Elafonissi.