We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying at Joanna's Place in Paleochora. This is our 4th visit in the last 5 years and although the accomodation we have stayed in previously was satisfactory Joanna's place was by far the best.
The luxury apartments were built last year so everything is new and modern. The fixtures and fittings were of a high standard including a power shower with lots of hot water, comfy beds and clean fluffy white towels daily. There has been an emphasis on the quiet factor; ie all the doors and drawers close without making a noise and the fridge did not make the usual sounds that keep you awake all night! There is also a small cooking facility which is well equipped with crockery and cutlery including mugs for your cup of tea.
The apartments are located in a quiet part of the old town overlooking the bay where you can experience the sunrise. It is a 5 minute walk into the centre and also to the 2 main beaches. There is a small beach right opposite the apartments. There is also a new taverna next door which was very good.
Paleochora is a magical place which is not too commercial. The many locals are very welcoming and friendly. The restaurants in town are plentiful and of a good standard. The nightlife is quiet without the flashing lights and music blaring out into the streets. At night the town centre is closed to traffic and the restaurants and bars bring out their tables into the street which creates a pleasant ambience where you can chat and watch the world go by. If you want to watch Sky Football or Coronation Street then this is not the place to stay.
Whilst Paleochora is 2 hours from Chania and 5 hours from Heraklion on the bus, it is well worth the journey and we look forward to returning again next year.
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