Hiring a car to Paleochora, Crete

find out yourself why this small village is a magnet for every visitor to the South of Chania region

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Hire a car to Paleochora, Crete, and find out yourself why this small village is a magnet for every visitor to the South of Chania region.

Tellus Travel agency

Hiring a car is the best way to visit Paleochora, Crete, in order to avoid delays and unnecessary trouble. Paleochora is the “holiday capital” of southwest Crete, and in summer there is something going on for every taste in this picturesque village.

Paleochora, Crete, is in a distance of 75 kilometers southwest of the city of Chania, and if you hire a car, you need about 70 to 80 minutes to get there, depending on the traffic and, of course, how fast you want to drive. The road from Chania city to Paleochora is in excellent condition.

Along the way, you will find beautiful small villages and points of interest that you can freely explore if you have rented a car. A couple of the picturesque traditional villages you will meet en route to Paleochora are Floria and Kandanos.

Paleochora itself is a treat for the senses, as its location is superb: Positioned on the edge of a peninsula overlooking two large bays, it used to be the most strategic place in order to control the surrounding area through the centuries.

This is the reason the Venetians, in the times when they occupied Crete, built a large castle, called Castel Selino, exactly on the edge of the peninsula of Paleochora, in order to protect the place and the settlement from enemy attacks. The only one who finally managed to take over this mighty castle, was the known pirate Hayreddin Barbarossa, who destroyed it in the 16th century. Now, the restored ruins of the castle, lying in a very short distance from the village center, are a perfect sight to visit, if you want to do something different than swimming and relaxing, both of which Paleochora is famous for.

Hiring a car to Paleochora

Discover the superb combination of a great Cretan village atmosphere with amazing beaches

Since the ‘60s, visitors from all over the world are drawn to Paleochora to experience its one-of-a-kind village atmosphere and local color. It is a combination of the perfect location, the simplicity and hospitality of the locals, and the great, subtropical weather all year round, that make Paleochora a unique destination all over Europe, where many visitors return to again and again.

And if you have cared enough to rent a car, as most visitors do, apart from making your trip to Paleochora a lot easier, you have the opportunity of a lifetime to visit the no less than 10 splendid different beaches in the area, the best of which are a few minutes' drive from the village.

In the area of Paleochora, and on a total coastline of about 18 kilometers, you will find the great beaches of Gialiskari, Keratides, Chalikia, Pachia Ammos, Psilos Volakas, Karavopetra, Plakaki, Grammeno, Krios and Krios Lake, among others, every one of which offers a different experience.

Paleochora, Crete, is a place full of charm, relaxing atmosphere, and wonderful beaches. It is a unique place that you have to discover during your visit to Chania, and hiring a car is the best way to experience all this superb destination has to offer.

Paleochora, in two words, is simply an amazing destination. And Tellus car rental is the best way to go, if you want your car hire to be as easy and trouble-free as possible.

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