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Anidri is a very small village with many different nationalities. The village's many nations meet at the beautifully situated cafe, the old school. The cafe is famous for its good home cooking and there is free Internet.

Anidri is located 5 km from Paleochora, which has many nice cafes and restaurants. There are two large supermarkets and many smaller shops, catering for everything you need on a holiday. The bakery shops offer freshly baked bread every day.

During the summer, the main street in Paleochora is closed to traffic at 19.00 and all the restaurants come out with their tables and chairs. You can read more about Paleochora here and here .

From our house you can walk down the gorge to Anidri beach, where you can find isolated bays as well as more populated areas with 2 cafes and beaches with deck chairs and umbrellas. The walk is about 30 minutes.

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Walking trips and hiking
There are regular buses several times a day between Paleochora and the airport town of Chania. Other buses connect Paleochora with Azogires, the Omalos mountains and the Samaria Gorge. Also on offer are organised walks through Anidri Gorge, Samaria Gorge, collecting herbs and to nearby archaeological sites. The region is well known for several Byzantine chapels, adorned with wall paintings.

During the summer months a regular ferry including car transport travels between Paleochora and the coastal villages of Sougia, Agia Roumeli (the coastal end point of the Samaria Gorge, Loutro and Chora Sfakion.

Boats are also available to Elafonisi beach, the bay of Lissos and also to Europe's most southern point, the unspoiled island of Gavdos.
Boat trips are also organised locally to watch dolphins and whales.


Traveling by car:

You can rent bicycles, scooters and cars at the local NOTOS. If you want to rent a car from the airport in Chania we can recommend Autoclub Car Ren
A car is necessary


Leisure activities in the area

  • Sea/Beach
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Restaurants
  • National Historic Sites
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Shopping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Birding