Paleochora, Crete, Greece – A week in the south west crete

The Princess goes to Paleochora on Crete every year. It is a 25 year old tradition and  I tag along every 3 years +-.

In Paleochora lives little more than 2000 people in winter and up to 5000 in the summer. Tourism is the main income. Hotels are small and the unpredictable wind makes sure that it does not grow too much.

Food is good food and the sea is as beautiful as always.

Three restaurants have received their own articles:

 So please – here are the last few other food pictures and recommendations from our week on Crete.

Lunch on the boat NOTOS, sailing with Nikos in the bay of Chania

Maria’s Restaurant: Beautiful Greek salad
Maria’s Restaurant: Lovely Tarama (Fish roe. lemon and olive oil)
Maria’s: Tzatziki
Maria’s Restaurant: Mushrooms in oil and lemon
Maria’s Restaurant: Meatballs in tomato sauce
Maria’s Restaurant: Feta filled Minced meat
Maria’s Restaurant: Veal stew
Maria’s Restaurant: Raki and chocolate
Menu at Kiparaki  (A small garden)
Kiparaki: Vegetarian mixed starter to share
Kiparaki: Honey + pepper caramelized pork
Fried fillet of swordfich with Caribbean spiced vegetables
Seven days passes fast. 2 large but healthy meals a day, some excursions and relaxing outside the good bar Agios in the evening and suddenly it is time to go back. 
I realised this time around that the sea around paleochora is so pretty that I hadn’t noticed the lack of white and blue houses as in the more northern islands. It is not a pretty village (Worn houses and roads) – but it is a pretty environment filled with the nicest people sharing their place with excellent hospitality and character.
So go to Paleochora, hereby recommended but generally, travel, smile and behave nicely.

Lessons Learned
  • Drove a Renault Cabrio.. nice and not too warm… recommended
  • When possible – go sailing
  • Choose your beach based on the wind direction
  • Vegetables taste better in the south
  • Bloody Mary is still a classy lady
  • Life is good…

Please comment and correct me below. 
I am very interested to hear from those who reads my blog, also with ideas and wishes you might have… 
thank you for visiting


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