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Selino, Hania South West
The pearl of the Libyan Sea! Paleochora (population~ 1500) is surrounded by mountains and is situated at the tip of a peninsular. Along the western side is a long sandy beach fringed by trees and tavernas. At the tip of the peninsular is the remains of an old Venetian (Selino Kasteli) fort and a marina. On the eastern side lies the old town, the ferry dock and a long pebble beach lined with tavernas.
Paleochora becomes very busy during high season but still have places for those who want to get away from the crowd. Little boats are linking Paleohora with Agia Roumeli, Hora Sfakion and the small island of Gavdos. Regular buses per day are linking Paleohora to Chania (~75kms).
Villa Anna is located 100 m. from beach. Villa Anna consists of two separate buildings (each comprising four apartments), surrounded by a rich garden of 2000 sq. m. The apartments are all fully equipped with appliances and comforts: kitchen (complete with fridge/freezer, oven/cook, pots/pans and cutlery), bathroom, living room with TV, A/C and one or two bedrooms. Ideal for comfortable vacations and relax.
Two large (100 and 80 sq.m.) and comfortable apartments close to the beach. Both apartments are fully equipped and each one can accommodate up to six persons. The apartments are air conditioned and have one dinning room and two bedrooms each. Niki Houses are available for rent throughout the year.
Small family run hotel by the beach of Paleochora. It offers spacious studios and apartments. All of them are viewing the sea. Every studio and apartment has a big balcony a private bathroom, air-conditioning and a kitchen facility.
Caravella luxury design apartments
Caravella design luxury apartments are of the most modern in this area, situated to the Sandy beach, the most beautiful part of Paleochora. Six luxurious and new design apartments of the most modern in this area, ideal situated only 100m from the sandy beach of Pachia Ammos and with splendid panorama from all rooms over the town of Paleochora. The apartments have luxury design furnishing, fire place, large balconies, a spacious living-room, full equipped kitchen, bedrooms with king size bed, a bathroom with bath tube and hair dryer.
Phoinikas & Elizabeth Apartments
Rent rooms and apartments in two different buildings, both A category. All units are Air conditioned and have refrigerator, kitchenette and balcony, surrounded by well kept gardens. The service is efficient and friendly. At "palm Tree" cafe, with view to the sea, visitors can enjoy from a simple coffe to a copious breakfast.
Placed on the edge of the old town next to the marina and the pebble beach, away from the noise but less than five minutes walk from the buzz of town centre, is an ideal place for quiet and relaxing holidays. 25 A/C rooms bed & breakfast. Free internet - Wi-Fi
Galini Studios & Apartments
Sougia, South Hania
Located within a 3-minute walk from Sougia Beach, Galini offers accommodation with furnished balconies overlooking the Lefka Ori mountain range. Rooms are equipped with fridge and satellite TV. Studios and Apartments Galini feature air-conditioned units with coffee-making facilities. Units have wooden ceilings with fans.
Most studios and apartments feature kitchenettes. Room cleaning is provided daily.
Family-run Galini Studios & Apartments offer free Wi-Fi access in all studios and apartments. There are barbecue facilities in the garden as well as a common kitchen. Free private parking is possible on site.
Free! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.
Hotel Rooms: 12
Hotel Enastron is in the centre of the town, near the ancient castle, only a few minutes far away from the beautiful beaches of Palaiochora. You can go for swimming, shopping or enjoy your meal without using your car as everything is within walking distance! Our rooms have a small and fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, T.V, A/C, luxurious bathrooms and private balconies.
Coastal town in Selino, South Hania
The village of Souyia or Soúgia (GR:Σούγια) is located 75 km southwest of Hania at the southern coast of Crete a little to the east of Paliohora. Sougia is becoming very popular vacation place especially with nature lovers and walkers. There are some ancient sites around and Sougia itself was the port of the ancient town 'Elyros'. There are also quite a few accommodation properties and taverns, a great beach and a small port .
Ancient town in Selino, South Hania
Located ~2.3km west of Sougia it was the religious centre of the cities in south-west Crete and the port of Elyros. It flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In 1957-58 Asklepieion was excavated by N. Platon. The most important monuments of the site are: The Temple of Asklepios, dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods, Part of a Roman theatre, Rock-cut and built chamber tombs.
There two byzantine chapels dedicated to Our Lady and Agios Kirikos
The beach in the small cove has coarse pebbles and clear waters.
Lissos (GR: Λισσός) nowadays is uninhabited and can be reached from Sougia only by foot (~1& 1/2 hours walk) or by boat (~20 minutes).
Elyros, Ancient city
Elyros ("Έλυρος" in Greek) is an ancient city, located in southwest Crete, in Kefala Hill, near the village Rodovani and is presently unexcavated. Elyros was flourishing at least as early as the Greek Classical Period, e.g. 500 to 350 BC. In the Classical Period Elyros was the most important ancient city in southwestern Crete, having about 16,000 inhabitants. It was an industrial and commercial city with large weapons production. Syia and Lissos were its harbours. Apollo, Phylakides and Philandros, sons of Apollo and nymph Akakallida, were worshiped there. In the third century BC Elyros was at war with Kydonia, an important center of Cretan power, located in the modern city of Chania. The citizens of Elyros sent to the Delphi Oracle, a bronze votive complex that represents a goat feeding the sons of Apollo when they were infants. It is also one of the thirty cities that signed the decree with Eumenes B’ in 183 BC.Elyros was also important during Roman times. A Roman statue, the Philosopher of Elyros was recovered here and is now in the Archaeological Museum of Chania. During Byzantine times, Elyros was the seat of an Archbishop and the remains of the bishopric church, a sixth century basilica, can still be seen in the centre of the old city. Robert Pashley was the first who identified the location of the city, near village Rodovani. Thenon studied more carefully the ruins of the city and discovered the inscription that says: “it seemed to the city of the Elyrians”.
The output of its mint consists of silver drachms from the 3rd c. BC, which depict a wild goat and a bee; in addition to their function as religious symbols, these undoubtedly hint at the stock-raising activities in the region, particularly to this kind of wild goat, which can still be found in great numbers on the island. The bee also has reference to the abundant honey-production of Crete.
White Mountains, Hania
The famous - mainly due to the gorge of Samaria- plateau of Omalos (GR: Ομαλός) is surrounded by the high crowns of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains) at 1,040 to 1,250 meters and is just 38 km from the town of Chania. It extends to the counties of Sfakia, Selino and Kydonia in the prefecture of Hania. Its shape is nearly rectangular with a perimeter of about 25kms and a diameter of approximately 4 kms. It can be reached by car from the north (Neratzoporo) and from the south (Agios Theodoros).
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