Sfakia (or Sphakia) is a region located in the south-eastern part of the prefecture of Chania, Crete.
What characterizes this region is a combination of the mountainous and sea landscapes, the White Mountains or Lefka Ori (in Greek), which is the second highest mountain in the island of Crete, as well as the many imposing gorges formed between.
The whole region is offered for hikes to the many trails located into gorges or along the shore, as well as for relaxation at the beaches, under the hot sun of southern Crete, away from areas that gather the mass tourism.
Therefore, if you're looking for a quiet holiday and the contact with nature through activities such as hiking, Chora Sfakion, Loutro and Agia Roumeli are the main seaside resorts of the region of Sphakia.
Watch the video below. It will guide you to all the sites located within Sphakia region.
Below you see the sites mentioned in the video,
plotted on the region map, as well as more information on
If you're planning to tour the region of Sphakia during summer, there are three ways to get to the region.