Chania, Crete 

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.

Sightseeing in Sfakia, Crete

Watch the video below. It will guide you to all the sites located within Sphakia region.

  • View the natural beauties and sights.
  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the residents, remaining unchanged until today.
  • Get a taste of their traditional cuisine. 

Below you see the sites mentioned in the video, plotted on the region map, as well as more information on each.

Plan Your Visit to Sfakia, Crete

If you're planning to tour the region of Sphakia during summer, there are three ways to get to the region.

  • By road from the northern regions of the prefecture of Chania or the rest of Crete. You'll end in Chora Sfakion and from there you are able to tour the surrounding areas by road, by ferry or walking.
  • By crossing the Samaria gorge. You'll end up in Agia Roumeli, and from there you can continue to Loutro and or Chora Sfakion, by ferry or walking.
  • By ferry, you are able to arrive at one of the harbors of Sphakia (Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Chora Sfakion), coming from one of the other two coastal villages of the South-Western Crete located beyond Sfakia (Sougia or Paleochora).

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