Paliani (Greek: Παλιανή) is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Heraklion, of which it is a municipal unit. Population 2,404 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Venerato. Until 2002, the municipality was named "Tetrachori".
The municipal unit of Paliani, named after the nunnery on the outskirts of Venerato, consists of the villages of Kerásia, Veneráto, Avgenikí, and Síva.