Anidri is a small mountain village, about 5 km north of Paleochora. Driving out of Paleochora to the East, you follow the road along the pebble beach until it turns inland towards the left and up towards the mountains. Or you simply follow the various signs towards Anidri and “Christos Place”.
The road passes by the Paleochora camping site and then leads through the beautiful Anidri Gorge up towards the mountains. Anidri is a little village, a hamlet rather, with 50 inhabitants. Alongside our family Vardoulakis, who founded the village years ago, a cosmopolitan crowd of people from all over the world has made this wonderful location their new home. Apart from the unspoiled landscape and the breathtaking views to the Libyan Sea, Anidri has three attractions: the chapel of St George and St Nikolaus with its famous, well-preserved frescoes by Ioannis Pagomenos dating back to the year 1323; the second is the wonderful little gorge which leads – via a footpath of about 45 minutes – to the third attraction: the fantastic Gialiskari Beach.
There you can find everything required for a perfect day by the beach: the wonderful clear and calm sea, offering fascinating snorkeling opportunities, beautiful stones, if desired sunbeds and umbrellas, two cafeterias to take care of thirst and hunger, and probably the most unusual hairdresser’s salon you have ever seen. And at the far end of the beach there is a nudist section.
Paleochora, also known as the bride of the Libyan Sea, is a small town located on a peninsula, 75 km south of Chania. It is home to about 2500 inhabitants and it has several sand and pebble beaches, offering the perfect location in all kinds of weather and wind conditions for every kind of beach lover.
Paleochora is famous for its white houses, covered in colourful flowers, and its magical views from its stylish promenade across the majestic White Mountains on the left and in front of you the idyllic atmosphere of the Libyan Sea, occasionally with Gavdos, the southernmost island of Europe, visible on the horizon.
Paleochora offers many amenities and a multitude of shopping opportunities, several supermarkets and many shops, including an optician, pharmacies and a variety of doctors for all kinds of medical help. Through its famous annual Art Weeks, Paleochora contributes to the cultural life of the island. There are many small lanes for you to eplore, with a wide variety of cafés and restaurants.
Distances by car to Anidri:
– From Paleochora 5 km
– 1.5 hours from Chania Airport
– 3.5 hours from Heraklion Airport
– From Gialiskaria beach by road: 20 min.