The peninsula of Paleohora is washed by the waters of the Libyan Sea, and faces Africa, some 450 km to the south. Rediscovered by the waves of hippies and backpackers who came in Greece in the 1960s and '70s, the town has developed into a centre of tourism of a more conventional kind, all the while maintaining a pace of life quite different from the hubbub of most of the seaside resorts on the north coast. This is due in large part to a landscape, which prevents by natural means the construction of vast hotel complexes. The town has two beaches, including the superb Páhia Ammos (Sandy Beach), and several other more or less isolated ones to the west and east. There are ferry connections to Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Hora Sfaxion, the islands of Gavdos and Elafonissi, and busses to Hania. You will find a good number of shops, 4 well-stocked supermarkets, 3 banks (with ATMs), a post office, numerous cafés, bars and tavernas and restaurants offering  different types of cuisines (including vegetarian), a nightclub, pharmacies, Internet cafés, a diving centre, two book shops, an international press kiosk.
You're not quite at the end of the world, then, but the ambiance remains friendly and open, against a backdrop of a certain languidness, and the legendary hospitality and pace of life of the Cretans, who take their time and never let slip an opportunity to have a celebration. During the season (from May until the end of October) the principal traffic arteries are closed, and restaurants and cafés bring their tables out onto the pavements.  For the remainder of the year, even though life slows down to a somnolent pace, Paleohora continues to welcome travellers, many of whom stay for several months.

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