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Sfakia Region

SOUTHWEST COAST OF CRETE

SFAKIA REGION

Sfakia is an ideal holiday destination, for walkers, hikers, sun worshippers and people who are seeking a quiet, sunny and relaxing environment, and who can appreciate a good traditional meal in a hospitable environment with proud, but very friendly locals. The Libyan Sea is always close, with its crystal clear waters. Although Sfakia can be reached by a new and safe road from the north, local transport is mainly by the coastal ferry boats that sail between Chora Sfakion, Loutro, Agia Roumeli, the island of Gavdos, south of Sfakia, and west of Sfakia to Sougia and Paleochora.

Small beaches, and many gorges

THE IDEAL BASE

Explore the region or start your walking excursions.

Our seaside hotel in Chora Sfakion forms an ideal base for exploring the region or starting your walking excursions. The village is surrounded by several small beaches, and by many gorges. The region not only is home to the famous Samariá gorge, but the gorges of Arádena, Sfakianó, Ímbros, Asféndou, and Kallikrátis are close by. Local buses or a hire car can extend your reach, to visit the small inland Sfakian villages, to enjoy their traditions, food of local produce, and the wide views over the mountains, the highland plains, and the deep blue sea.

Mountain & Sea

WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEET THE SEA

Since history, Sfakia is famous for its fierce resistance against invaders, but also its enormous hospitality towards visitors.
The region is blessed with beautiful wild nature, dominated by the White Mountains of up to 2500 metres high, crossed by many gorges, one of which is the famous Samariá gorge. The mountains