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Palekastro is a large town in Crete.

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The village of Palekastro is situated in the most eastern corner of the island of Crete, Greece. This unsophisticated, rural, Cretan village of 1300 inhabitants, has been relatively unaffected by the inroads of tourism despite its superb nearby beaches, where you can enjoy water sports and swimming.

The traditional factor is blended in harmony with the modern, offering to the visitor the convenience of the present time, as well as the jauntiness of the past.

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The village is valued for the archaeologists, because of its rich archaeological sites. There is a folklore museum, too.




There are a lot of taverns and restaurants, where traditional meals are served. You can also find fresh fish in some of them. Don't miss it! You can enjoy your coffee or your ice-cream in one of the cafes in the square.


For the lovers of night life, there are a couple of bars and one disco.


As Palekastro is a touristic place, because of the clean, isolated beaches and the natural sightseeing there is a constant increase of new built rooms and apartments for tourists. There are a lot of small pensions and apartments in the village, but there are also some of them near the seaside. You can also find accommodation in Agathias, a small settlement, 1 km far from Palekastro and just 800m from Hiona Beach. There are no luxurious hotels, but for those looking for luxury, there are some expensive apartments in Kouremenos Beach.

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