Paleohora is located on the southwest coast of Crete, in Chania prefecture, on a small peninsula between two picturesque bays and it’s surrounded by the Libyan Sea. It’s called “The bride of the Libyan sea” and “The land of the sun”.
It’s built on the ancient ruins of Kalamidi city.
In 1278, Venetian Duke Marino Gradenico built Kastello Selino, which is the fortress today called Fortetza, on the top of the peninsula. The climate is dry and healthy with 90% sunlight and an average temperature of 31°C in summer and 12°C in winter. Beautiful beaches with green-blue crystal clear water stretch for 18 kilometres and are easily accessible either on foot or by car.