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Chora Sfakia beaches

Beach description

Sfakia, also known as Chora Sfakíon, is a quaint town located on the southern coast of Chania. This town, nestled near the end of the Sfakiano Gorge and 74km south of Chania city, serves as the capital of the isolated and mountainous region of Sfakia.

Vrissi, the primary beach of Chora Sfakion, can be found at the town’s western end. This appealing pebbly beach is well-maintained and conveniently close to the town’s facilities. You can stroll down the narrow lanes of the village to reach the beach. Overlooking the eastern end of the beach is the ancient Byzantine church of Saint George, locally known as Agios Georgios.

Adjacent to the quaint harbour of Sfakia, locally referred to as Limani or Ombrosgialos, is another beach. Although smaller and less attractive than Vrissi, it is well-arranged and situated in front of the local tavernas. This harbour is the departure point for the ferry service to Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sougia, Gavdos island, and Paleochora. A memorial above the beach pays tribute to the final Australian, British, and New Zealand forces who were evacuated from this bay by British and Australian warships between 28th May and 1st June 1941, after the intense Battle of Crete.

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Most frequent asked questions

What are the best activities to do at Chora Sfakia beaches?

There are plenty of activities to do at Chora Sfakia beaches, such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sunbathing, and hiking.

Are there any nearby attractions to visit while at Chora Sfakia beaches?

Yes, there are several nearby attractions to visit, including the Samaria Gorge, the Imbros Gorge, and the ancient city of Lissos.

What is the best time of year to visit Chora Sfakia beaches?

The best time to visit Chora Sfakia beaches is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Chora Sfakia beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Chora Sfakia beaches, serving traditional Greek cuisine and fresh seafood.

Can I rent beach equipment at Chora Sfakia beaches?

Yes, there are several places where you can rent beach equipment, such as umbrellas, chairs, and snorkeling gear, at Chora Sfakia beaches.

Is it safe to swim at Chora Sfakia beaches?

Yes, it is generally safe to swim at Chora Sfakia beaches, but it is always important to be aware of the water conditions and any potential hazards, such as strong currents or jellyfish.

What is the water colour of the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The water colour of the Chora Sfakia beaches is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The Chora Sfakia beaches has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The water at the Chora Sfakia beaches is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The surface of the sea at the Chora Sfakia beaches is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The Chora Sfakia beaches has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The Chora Sfakia beaches has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and sports facilities.

What are the access options to the Chora Sfakia beaches?

The Chora Sfakia beaches can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any other information available about the Chora Sfakia beaches?

No other information is available about the Chora Sfakia beaches.

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