Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion is the southernmost part of Europe. It is characterized by the natural beauty of wild mountainous landscape which is combined unique with the sea. It is located at the lybian sea in the southwest part of the island and is shaped by the fantastic mountain range called “White Mountains”, dominated by Pachnes (2453m), the highest mountain in Crete. Inside the Samaria gorge you may even meet its famous inhabitants, the wild goats of Crete, which the locals call “agrimia” and tourists call “kri-kri”. The rough and dramatic landscape of this area is softened by olive trees, tamarisk and pine trees and the gentle sound of sheep and goats bells. The region is famous for its independent spirit and was the center of resistance against the Venetians and the Turks. The village of Chora Sfakion is a port for those travelling by ferry to Agia Roumeli, Sougia, Paleochora and the unspoilt island of Gavdos.

Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion is the southernmost part of Europe. It is characterized by the natural beauty of wild mountainous landscape which is combined unique with the sea. It is located at the lybian sea in the southwest part of the island and is shaped by the fantastic mountain range called “White Mountains”, dominated by Pachnes (2453m), the highest mountain in Crete. Inside the Samaria gorge you may even meet its famous inhabitants, the wild goats of Crete, which the locals call “agrimia” and tourists call “kri-kri”. The rough and dramatic landscape of this area is softened by olive trees, tamarisk and pine trees and the gentle sound of sheep and goats bells. The region is famous for its independent spirit and was the center of resistance against the Venetians and the Turks. The village of Chora Sfakion is a port for those travelling by ferry to Agia Roumeli, Sougia, Paleochora and the unspoilt island of Gavdos.

Highlights

  • Swim in the pebble beach Vrissi, in Greek the spring of Chora Sfakion
    at the western end of the village.
  • Explore the rarely crowded beach Ilingas, in Greek vertigo, by
    following a short 20-minute-walk path.
  • Visit Loutro – a place for absolute relaxation by a ferry or by following
    the E4 path.
  • Explore the famous Sweetwater Beach, in Greek Glika Nera, by boat
    or by following the European E4 footpath.
  • Visit the well preserved castle of Frangokastello.
  • Visit Anopolis – a village high above Chora Sfakion. Taste some of the
    best sfakian pies and buy delicious local products.
  • Visit the Cave of Daskaloyiannis, one of several large caves in the
    cliffs to the west of Sfakia.
  • Hike the Gorge of Samaria, one of the most popular sights in Crete.
  •  Witness the islands of Gavdos and Gavdopoula, the most southern
    islands of Europe, when the atmosphere is clean.
  • Jump into the gap of the gorge from over Aradena bridge located at
    138 meters height (for bungee lovers).
  • Admire the Cretan wild goat, kri-kri in the village of Samaria.

Highlights

  • Swim in the pebble beach Vrissi, in Greek the spring of Chora Sfakion
    at the western end of the village
  • Explore the rarely crowded beach Ilingas, in Greek vertigo, by
    following a short 20-minute-walk path
  • Visit Loutro – a place for absolute relaxation by a ferry or by following
    the E4 path
  • Explore the famous Sweetwater Beach, in Greek Glika Nera, by boat
    or by following the European E4 footpath
  • Visit the well preserved castle of Frangokastello
  • Visit Anopolis – a village high above Chora Sfakion. Taste some of the
    best sfakian pies and buy delicious local products
  • Visit the Cave of Daskaloyiannis, one of several large caves in the
    cliffs to the west of Sfakia
  • Hike the Gorge of Samaria, one of the most popular sights in Crete
  •  Witness the islands of Gavdos and Gavdopoula, the most southern
    islands of Europe, when the atmosphere is clean
  • Jump into the gap of the gorge from over Aradena bridge located at
    138 meters height (for bungee lovers)
  • Admire the Cretan wild goat, kri-kri in the village of Samaria

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