Paleochora is a coastal town located on the southwestern coast of Crete within a distance of 70 km from Chania and 200 km from Heraklion.
It is built on a peninsula between two picturesque bays.
Washed by the Libyan Sea, it is fairly considered the "Bride of the Libyan" and the "Land of the Sun". It has the natural advantage of being built between two bays, the east and the west. The small peninsula on which is located starts from the mountains that surround the town providing it protection from the strong seasonal winds. This rare and somewhat rugged landscape to the visitor's entrance to Paleochora is succeeded by a flat and tame spreading plain, the plain of Palaiochora.