all are clean and safe. Most have sunbeds, umbrellas and showers although there are areas, easily accessible from Paleochora, without these conveniences where you can feel yourself to be away from the 'crowds'. Either by car or on foot, on the main sandy beach, the pebble beach or out of town east and west you can discover beaches or areas on the beaches to make your own. In fact even in mid-summer it does not become overly crowded anywhere. Snorkelling, especially around the rocky shoreline, is fun and can be rewarding - we have heard from friends who spotted, and were swimming beside, a turtle.