Ex Zafiri hotel present New Wave Zafiri in Paleochora

Who We Are

The Zafiri Hotel (present New Wave Zafiri) is located in the heart of Paleochora, right below the Venetian fortress, the “Fortezza”, and about 50 metres from the sea and the longest sandy beach in the area.

It is a small family business run by the Belivanakis family since 1994.

Paleochora is a small tourist resort located in the beautiful and unspoilt south-west corner of Crete.
It is famous for its mild climate and superb beaches, all of which have been awarded the coveted "Blue Flag" status

Zafiri has the advantage of being located on a small back road and is therefore very quiet even though it is only 100 metres away from a supermarket and less than 150 metres from the centre of Paleochora. The hotel is one of the few in the area that has a mature garden with trees and flowers; a natural source of cool and shade where you can have a peaceful breakfast or relax away from the afternoon sun.


Zafiri Hotel has recently been completely renovated and is equipped with all the modern facilities. We offer studios and apartments with space to accommodate up to six persons. Most rooms have a view of the sea, the castle or the garden. They all include a fully fitted kitchenette with cooking equipment, fridge, dish washer, filter coffee maker, nescafe frappe machine, kettle etc. We also provide guests with an internet service and there is a Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel. Additionally all rooms have air conditioning and television with satellite channels, and a safe box.

All rooms have a wooden floor which makes the atmosphere in them cozy and stimulates the senses. The beds have new anatomical mattresses and pillows to guarantee you a restful sleep.

While in Paleochora you have the opportunity to relax in the sun on one of several great beaches or to take ferry boat trips to the beautiful and famous Elafonissi with its pink sands and unique wild flowers; trips to Sougia and Agia Roumeli and famous Chora Sfakia; as well as trips to the gorgeous island of ancient Kalypso, beautiful Gavdos.

From Paleochora you can also travel by car or bus to the many picturesque villages in the area and, for the more energetic, there are plenty of walks such as in the gorges of Samaria and Agia Irini.

New Wave Zafiri - Paleochora

The Belivanakis family hospitality is here as your guarantee of a pleasant holiday.