Unique Airbnbs in Paleochora for an Unforgettable Stay in South Crete


The unique seaside village of Paleochora, on the southern coast of the Chania region, is a favorite place to stay in Crete. The village has a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere hard to find anywhere else. When planning a stay in southern Crete, Paleochora can be a great idea. Close to some of Crete’s most spectacular beaches, staying Paleochora is a brilliant choice to discover the South. In this article, you can check some of the most beautiful Airbnbs in Paleochora for your next holiday in Crete.

Where to stay in Paleochora, Crete

Crete Essentials

Getting there: Check Ferryhopper to book your tickets in advance.
Where to stay: With Booking.com I find the best deals.
Top-rated tours in Crete
Beach: Cruise to Balos and Day Trip to Elafonisi.
Adventure: Samaria Gorge. History: Knossos Palace.
Crete by car? I use Discover Cars to go where my old jalopy won’t take me.
Cash: Transferwise is the best online money transfer service accepted in Greece.
Have with you: A daypack for excursions, the Lonely Planet Guide, or my West Crete digital guide!

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Where to stay in Crete: Paleochora
Where to stay in Crete: Paleochora

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Unique Airbnbs to rent in Paleochora, Crete

Paleochora is one of my favorite towns in south Crete… well, it’s one of the places I prefer all over the island. There are hundreds of amazing beaches, unique things to do in town, and so many day trips that you could have a hard time picking where to go.

Home to some unique shores and with a unique vibe, Paleochora has always been a favorite destination for a vacation on Crete. Located only 77 km south Chania, not far from Elafonisi, Falassarna, and Sougia, the village is a perfect place to stay to explore the mountain landscape of the South.

In my opinion, renting a car and exploring the wider region of Selino is the best way to get a real close-up view of the local traditions. A holiday in Paleochora can be made of unforgettable hikes by the beach, fantastic swimming sessions in the Libyan sea, and that unique hospitality, typical of the Cretan village.

If you decide to stay in Paleochora, why not taking advantage of the beautiful homes available for rent? They have often been recently refurbished and feature all the comfort you want for your trip. The list below features the most beautiful Airbnbs in Paleochora for an unforgettable holiday in South Crete!

City House Paleochora

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Why you should stay: A unique traditional house in the village, with tasteful decorations and great comfort.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

City House Paleochora is a comfortable and cozy home that can host up to six guests in the center of town. It’s a traditional Cretan stone building, with a unique decoration and all for your family.

There are two separate bedrooms and a large living room with a κitchen to save some money on dining out. The house also features a picturesque on the street as shown in the picture.

>> Check all the things to do in Paleochora and the fantastic beaches in the area <<

Vintage, next to the beach

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Why you should stay: To enjoy the unique vies of Paleochora and Chalikia Beach!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Check Vintage, an apartment on the first floor that features two rooms and can accommodate up to 4 guests.

There is an ample kitchen with a TV set and it’s located 100 metres from the centre of Paleochora and 100 metres from Chalikia Beach. Probably one of the best spots in town also close to Selino Castle.

It’s a great place for a small family, a group of friends, and even a couple. If you’re planning on traveling with more people in your group, you can get in touch with the owner for extra accommodation.

Niki’s Seaview apartment

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Why you should stay: Discover the pleasures of being received by a superhost when renting this flat with great views of the sea

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 5 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Check Niki’s Seaview Apartment located in a very quiet neighborhood close to Plaeochora’s city center.

The apartment enjoys a central position and it’s just meters from Paleochora’s sandy beach too, Pachia Ammos. As a matter of fact, everything is within walking distance, including a supermarket, the bus station, and even the harbor, perfect to catch a ferry to visit other towns on the southern coast of Crete.

>> This is a comfortable flat close to every place you need, one of the most convenient Airbnbs in Paleochora.

El Arte, Luxury Studio on the Beach

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Why you should stay: Because the flat has been renovated with exclusive taste and offers great sea views from the wonderful balcony!

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Another great Airbnb in Paleochora is El Arte Studio, a newly renovated luxurious studio with a lovely terrace and perfect views of the Libyan Sea.

The apartment is just 2 from the beach and the city center, close to the central pedestrian area, and not far from the port of Paleochora.

There is a beach just beneath the apartment while several other beaches can be reached with a short walk too. The flat is ideal for couples or friends. There’s a the living room & kitchen area beautifully furnished and including every necessary comfort for your to enjoy a hassle-free stay.

The host also offers towels and sheets, toiletries, a hairdryer, an iron, and a safe-box.

>> Don’t miss El Arte Luxury on the Beach, one of the best Airbnbs in Paleochora.

Bright and modern apartment by the beach

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Why you should stay: Because this new and modern apartment is in a very central position allowing you to reach any place in town and any beach withing minutes!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: Ask the host

This is a top-rated flat just a few steps away from the seaside and it’s a perfect place to spend your holidays. It’s located on the first floor of a family building.

Guests will enjoy a bedroom with a big wardrobe while the living room also features a comfortable sofa bed for two people (with two separate mattresses). The key piece in the room is a lazy boy chair for you to relax!

The kitchen is fully equipped and has, including a coffee machine and toaster while it’s possible to use the washing machine at no extra charge. Guests are also welcome to use the bike in the flat. Couples in need of a baby cot can ask for it in advance.

You can also enjoy the parking area just outside the apartment.

Cozy Home in Paleochora

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Why you should stay: Because this place offers every single comfort to enjoy the perfect home away from home.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Great kitchen, comfortable living room, and fully renewed spaces are what you should expect when booking a stay at this Cozy Home in Paleochora.

This is a new home, on the second floor, ideal for a relaxing vacation. It’s just 2 minutes away from the center and the port of Paleochora. Not far from the most visited bars and restaurants in the village. Besides, the beach can be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot.

Mare Nostrum Palaiochora

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Why you should stay: To take advantage of the views of the village and to enjoy a romantic meal on the terrace overlooking the Castle of Paleochora!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 4 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Mare Nostrum is a flat on the ground floor just at the exit of Palaiochora. The apartment has been recently furnished and is the ideal destination for couples, groups of friends and solo travelers wishing to enjoy the Greek summer and the wonderful beaches on the Libyan Sea.

The space is only a three-minute walk from the large sandy beach of Pachia Ammos and within just 8-10 minutes from the center of the village.

The flat can host up to 4 people, it features a living room with a sofa that can be easily converted into a double bed. There’s also a well-equipped kitchen, a bedroom, and a fantastic terrace. There is free parking space nearby.

Paleochora Beach Apartment

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Why you should stay: Because it is one of the most comfortable apartments in town and it enjoys a spectacular view of Paleochora and the sea

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Are you looking for the comfort of your own house right across from the beach? Look no more! This stunning apartment has everything you need and more for an unforgettable vacation in Paleochora.

A great place for families or a group of friends, this apartment offers big, sunny spaces right opposite the sandy beach of Paleochora.

There are three spacious bedrooms, two of them with roomy wardrobes, a big bathroom and a super comfortable living room with two couches and satellite TV.

In the kitchen, you’ll find a microwave oven and every comfort to enjoy your home-cooked meals. There’s a beautiful veranda, ideal to have breakfast or dinners. There is also available parking space.

Savais, apartment in the old town with a terrace

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Why you should stay: To enjoy the unique atmosphere of Paleochora, check this rental home in the most traditional part of town.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Excellent reviews, a top position, and a lively environment are the key characteristics that will make you fall in love with this property.

Comfortable enough for a couple or a small family, the spaces are modern and bright, fully renovated and located in the old traditional area of the village.

The apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffee machine, indispensable for your morning coffee! There is a bedroom with a double bed and a large cupboard, while there is also a pull-out couch in the living room.

Here, you can also enjoy a big veranda with a dining table and chairs. At the back of the property, there is also a small balcony on the back facing the mountains of south Crete.

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

Don’t worry, there are endless Airbnbs in Paleochora that you can book.

This post contains the most updated information regarding the best Airbnbs in Paleochora. So… Are you ready to explore Crete? It can be the trip of your lifetime!

What’s your favorite Airbnb in Paleochora?
Let me know in the comments below!

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Start by reading these helpful tips to plan a trip to Crete or check family holidays in Crete if you travel with kids. To visit Crete’s heavenly beaches, check my guide to the best beaches. Discover what region is best to stay in or check what to do in Crete.

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When it comes to plane tickets, compare prices with a powerful search engine. However, nothing beats traveling by sea in Greece. With Ferry Hopper, you can book in advance at the lowest price.

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Hola! I’m Gabi. Welcome to The Tiny Book – Crete Travel Blog! I moved to Crete to explore the island all year round. I love taking pictures and driving on the mountain roads of Crete. I’m a beach freak and on this island I’ve found heaven on earth!

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