Paleohora and the surrounding area offers a variety of activities: from swimming, surfing, kayaking, diving and sea excursions, to hiking, cycling, gorge crossing and cave exploration in nearby villages. At night, the coastal and main roads are closed to vehicles and turned into sidewalks. A walk through the city streets can lead to traditional cafes, pastry shops, taverns, restaurants and bars. Walking up the Fortezza hill on the south side, you will end up at Selino castle, a high place with a panoramic view of Paleohora.
In Paleohora there are also: a regional doctor’s office, pharmacies, banks, a customer service centre, a community information office, bicycle / motorbike / car rental offices, a post office, customs, a bus station, a police station and a port station.
The ferry that connects Paleohora with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Hora Sfakion and Gavdos moors at the pier of the east coastal road.
Also, from Paleohora passes the European trail E4 (yellow & black signage) which offers some of the fascinating seascapes in Crete. The E4 coastal trail connects Paleohora with Elafonisi in the west, and with Sougia, Agia Roumeli, Loutro and Hora Sfakion in the east.