The West Crete holidays guide
Chora Sfakion
Location of Chora Sfakion
Chora Sfakion


Chora Sfakion is the capital of the district of Sfakia. It is located in beautiful surroundings and is a good starting point to explore the south coast of Crete.

 Getting there

You need to drive over the mountains from the north coast on a good but very winding road. Some public buses.


Laid back and very traditional. This gets interrupted a few times in the afternoon by the arrival of the ferry-boat from Agia Roumeli (and the gorge of Samaria) which disgorges hundreds of exhausted hikers. They generally go straight to the awaiting buses and are gone within minutes.


Plenty of nice simple accommodation.


Quite a few good restaurants located right on the sea front.


All you need for basic needs but not much more than that.


None but you can make your own!


A small, quiet beach with fine pebble is located right in the village. The nice beaches of Ilingas, Filaki and Sweet Water Beach are located within walking distance.

 Additional comments

Chora Sfakion is a great place if you want to get a sense of traditional Crete.

 Chora Sfakion on the web

Sfakia Crete is one of the most comprehensive Cretan web sites
Photos of Sfakia contains a very large photo gallery of the region

 Additional photos (click to enlarge)
Chora Sfakion
Chora Sfakion
The road to Chora Sfakion
The harbour of Chora Sfakion
The ferryboat Daskalogianinis arriving in Chora Sfakion
The beach of Chora Sfakion
The new harbour of Chora Sfakion
Sweet Water beach


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