The village of Palekastro is situated in the most eastern corner of the island. 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.
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.
You can also find any shops in the village. There is also a community clinic, a pharmacy and a post office. A lot of couples choose our town hall to get married. Think about it!
Palekastro is the ideal place for winter holidays and you can use it as a base for touring eastern Crete.
See photos from the unprecedented snowfall in Palekastro area at 13 and 14 February 2004 !!