Is it your first time exploring the sea? The south coast undrewater world is an experience not to be missed.
Diving and snorkeling in South Chania are one-of-a-kind recreational activities that attract increasingly many visitors each year. The Libyan Sea in South Crete – which is the sea of Paleochora – is one of the best fishing grounds in the Mediterranean, with a large variety of fishes and marine species to be found.
Paleochora is by far the best place to stay to get the most out of your diving and snorkeling adventure in South Chania. The collection of no less than ten (10) fine beaches that are in the area, is unique not only in Crete, but also in Greece.
There are many beaches around Paleochora to choose from a large variety of diving and snorkeling spots: from rocky shores, to sandy beaches, from shallow , protected bays to deep, cold water bays, the area of Paleochora will amaze you with its variety of beaches. The most famous beaches in and around Paleochora are Pahia Ammos, Chalikia, Keratides, Anydri, Volakas, Karavopetra, Plakaki, Grammeno, Krios, and Limnaki.
Another excellent location for diving and snorkeling lies in a small distance from Paleochora: Elafonissi beach is a unique tropical beach with white-pink sand (due to the many shellfishes in the area). A treat for the eyes and the senses, the shallow, warm water of Elafonissi is best fit for snorkeling.