Palaiochora is situated approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) south of Athens, the country's capital, and 85 miles (137 kilometers) west of Heraklion.
Crete Island is a well-established travel destination, which means getting from A to B is a breeze. Make sure you schedule in plenty of time to tour the numerous attractions the region has to share. For more ways to enjoy the region, check out the Port of Kissamos and Falassarna Beach in and around Kissamos, which you'll find roughly 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the south of Palaiochora.
Khania, is another good spot to discover. It is approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Palaiochora and offers a number of interesting points of interest, like Cathedral of the 3 Martyrs, Venetian Great Arsenal and Stavros Beach. Gouverneto Monastery, Katholiko Monastery and Khania Lighthouse are just a few of the many other interesting visitor attractions on offer here.
Crete Island is home to an interesting spiritual life; so take the time to visit the area's most important monasteries. History lovers will want to visit the region's fine old fortresses, historic palaces and old towns.
If you enjoy the company of like-minded travelers, Palaiochora features a range of specialized tours such as cycling tours, culinary tours and winery tours. Have a break from sightseeing and cool off with a spot of water skiing or swimming.
At the conclusion of your time in Crete Island area, pack your travel bag and wish Palaiochora "Yiá sou" (farewell).