Welcome
to Paleochora


Paleochora is located on a peninsula, on the south-western corner of the island of Crete, Greece. The town is washed by the waters of the Libyan Sea, and looks onto the distant island of Gavdos - the most southerly point of Europe. Although not visible, the shores of Africa lie just 400km away helping to give the south of Crete its tropical style climate for 10 months of the year.

Paleochora was a haven to the Hippies of the 60’s & 70’s, and because of its geographical location across the mountains of central Crete, it has remained a small town practically untouched by mass tourism. The town has a permanent population of approximately 2,000 inhabitants who still make a living from farming or fishing, and in the height of the season provide the town with its tourist services.

In Paleochora you will find many cafe bars and tavernas serving a variety of cuisines (including vegetarian), travel agent services, car hire, post office, well stocked supermarkets, 2 fresh fish shops, 3 banks with ATMs, an out of town nightclub, pharmacies, an internet cafe, an international press kiosk and an open air cinema. The pace in Paleochora is slow & gentle. To reflect this, the main street & sea front road are closed to traffic each evening. The traffic is replaced by tables and chairs from the bars & restaurants – then the evening ‘Volta’ (stroll) can begin.

Welcome to Joanna's place

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Joanna’s Place "rooms & studios" are located on the South-eastern side of Paleochora’s peninsula where you can watch the sun rise every morning...

This area of the town is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the center and is known locally as ‘Gaviotika’. It takes its name from the residents who moved here from the island of Gavdos at the beginning of the 20th Century, bringing with them their own style of houses that can still be seen in the streets of Paleochora today. To the front of Joanna’s you are treated to far reaching views of the local coast line, as well as the peaks of the White Mountains. From the back of the rooms, in the street, you see Paleochora’s

harbour and the southern area of the town, surrounded in its entirety by mountainous terrain. Behind the harbour lies the old fort – now in ruins but clearly still visible and an excellent vantage point to see all aspects of the town. This family run self-catering hotel has been recently built, and all 10 studios have been fitted with good quality furniture & equipment to give you a relaxing and comfortable stay. There are Studios for two people, or larger ones with three beds to accommodate families.


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The rooms have...

– Fully fitted bathroom with shower...
Kitchen

The rooms have...

– Full equipped kitchen area including a full size fridge & 2 ring hob...
Balcony

The rooms have...

– Private balcony with table & chairs...
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The rooms have...

– TV & Wi-fi internet in every room...
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The rooms have...

– Air conditioning...
Parking

Joanna's place have...

– On-site parking...
 

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