Holiday Homes and Airbnbs in Paleochora for an Unforgettable Stay in South Crete


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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 at Paleochora is a brilliant choice to discover the South.

In this article, you can check out some of the most beautiful Airbnbs in Paleochora for your next holiday in Crete.

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Airbnbs in Paleochora

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Unique Rental Holiday Homes and Airbnbs in Paleochora, Crete

Greece, Crete, Paleochora, Beach of Pachia Ammos
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 of Chania, not far from Elafonisi, Falassarna, and Sougia, the village is a perfect place to stay to explore the mountain landscape of the South.

Airbnbs in Paleochora

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 unique hospitality, typical of the Cretan village.

If you decide to stay in Paleochora, why not take 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!

Anma Villa

Anma Villa Paleochora Crete - Greece
(Courtesy Anma Villa).
  • Why you should stay: To enjoy some time in a unique modern stone villa with a pool and stunning views of the Libyan Sea!
  • Location: About 1 km from Chalikia Beach, the villa features a beautiful private pool, a garden, and the comfort of a private parking area.
  • Facilities: There are 2 bedrooms as well as a comfortable sofa bed, an equipped kitchen that includes a dishwasher and a washing machine, and 3 bathrooms.

Check out all the things to do in Paleochora and the fantastic beaches in the area.

Athinais Villa

athinais Villa - Paleochora - Crete - Greece
(Courtesy Athinais Villa).
  • Why you should stay: To enjoy the unique views of Paleochora and the quiet environment!
  • Details: Athinais Villa is simply stunning, not only for the spectacular views but also because the property is both ample and modern.
  • Facilities: There’s a wonderful garden with a swimming pool that guests just adore. The villa is well equipped, featuring every comfort you need. There are 2 bedrooms, a cozy garden a great kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, and a washing machine.

Check out how to spend 2 fantastic days in Chania.

Amphitheatre Suites

Amphiteatre Suites Paleochora - Crete - Greece
(Courtesy Amphiteatre Suites).

These are comfortable suites close to every place you need, one of the most convenient vacation homes in Paleochora.

  • Why you should stay: Discover the pleasures of watching the sun setting from your private pool with great views of the sea.
  • Location: Be blown away by the stunning views and comfortable facilities of these awesome units facing the Libyan Sea in Paleochora. Amphitheatre Suites are located only 200 meters from Pachia Ammos and 500 meters from Halikia Beach.
  • Facilities: There are three units with a fully equipped kitchenette, a seating area with a sofa, and a private bathroom.

Bitsakis Family I – Paleochora Luxury House

Bitsakis family Luxury House - Paleochora - Crete - Greece
(Courtesy Bitsakis House).

Don’t miss this home! It’s one of the best holiday homes in Paleochora.

  • Why you should stay: Because this is an ideal place for a comfortable family holiday. And because the property is rated 10/10 on!
  • Location: Set within 200 meters of Halikia Beach, this house offers accommodation with a beautiful garden, a patio with a barbecue, and every single comfort for a top stay.
  • Facilities: There’re 3 bedrooms, a perfect kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine and a tumble dryer, and 2 bathrooms with a hot tub.
  • Extras: Car rental service is also available, or if you prefer, the property also offers a paid airport shuttle service. According to the reviews, this house is often praised for its wow factor! Very modern, with every comfort, with very friendly hosts.
  • Sleeps up to 6 guests.
  • Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Villa Palaiochora

villa paleochora - paleochora - crete - greece
(Courtesy Villa Palaiochora).
  • Why you should stay: This new and modern apartment is in a central position and features an almost private beach for guests to fall in love with the south coast.
  • Location: This modern villa is comfortable and boasts a spacious sun terrace with panoramic sea views and is just a few minutes on foot from Paleochora’s most popular beaches. Not far from the center of the village, there are restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, and nice shops close by.
  • Facilities: This beachfront property has 3 bedrooms, a great kitchen with a microwave and washing machine, and 2 bathrooms. There’s also access to a patio and free private parking.

You might also like to read about the most beautiful holiday homes in Chania, Crete.

Art Apartment

art apartment paleochora crete greece
(Courtesy Art Apartment).
  • Why you should stay: Because this place offers every single comfort to enjoy the perfect home away from home ins a simple yet cozy atmosphere.
  • Location: The place is just minutes from Halikia Beach.
  • Details: Check out this comfy apartment with a small terrace, bold decorations, and uniquely comfortable features. Among other characteristics, there’s private parking for guests (a blessing in Paleochora). The flats have a nice bedroom, a comfortable living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and garden views. There are a toaster, an electric kettle and a coffee machine for you to cook your breakfast!
  • Sleeps up to 3 guests.
  • Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Aristea Apartments

Airbnbs in Paleochora
(Courtesy Aristea Apartments).
  • Why you should stay: To take advantage of the location and to enjoy a romantic or a family stay!
  • Facilities: Recently renewed, the apartment is an ideal destination for couples, groups of friends, and families wishing to enjoy the Greek summer and the wonderful beaches on the Libyan Sea. The units feature a private bathroom, a desk, a living room, an equipped kitchen, a patio, and views over the garden and the Castle of Paleochora.

Eden of Grameo

eden of grameno - paleochora - crete - greece
(Courtesy Eden of Grameno).
  • 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.
  • Location: This place is situated less than 0.6 mi from Karavopetra Beach, the accommodation features a balcony with city and mountain views.

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

This post contains the most updated information regarding the best Airbnbs in Paleochora. If you don’t have the time to choose a rental home in Paleochora or you’d rather stay at a hotel, check these two places for your next trip to south Crete. These are my favorite hotels in town…

Budget accommodation: Polydoros is a family-run accommodation recently renovated with excellent rates and unique hospitality.

Mid-range accommodation: If you have a somewhat more elastic budget, check the rooms at On the Rocks, just a few meters from the beach.

Luxury accommodation: Discover the beautiful Libyan Princess to upgrade your stay in town.

What’s your favorite Airbnb in Paleochora?
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I moved to Crete in 2016. During these years, I learned much about the island.
In Crete, I juggle being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours, and writing for several travel blogs.
I’ve written for Greek Reporter, published travel guides about Greece, and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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