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Chora Sfakia beaches

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About Chora Sfakia beaches

Chora Sfakíon or Sfakia is a small town on the south coast of Chania. It is the capital of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakia and is a small town. It lies on the south coast near the end of the Sfakiano Gorge, 74km south of Chania city.

Vrissi is the main beach of Chora Sfakion and is located at the west end of the town. This is a nice pebbly beach, well organised and close to the amenities of the town. You can reach the beach by walking on the narrow streets of the settlement. Aboive the east end of the beach, you will see the old Byzantine church of Saint George (Agios Georgios).

There is a smaller, less nice beach, directly next to the small harbour (Limani or Ombrosgialos) of Sfakia, in front of the tavernas, quite well organized. This is the harbour from where the ferry runs to Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sougia, Gavdos island or Paleochora. Above the beach, you will meet a memorial commemorating that from this bay, between 28th May and 1st June 1941, the last Australian, British, and New Zealand forces were evacuated by British and Australian warships after the fierce battle of Crete.




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 beach?

The water colour of the beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and sports facilities.

What are the access options to the beach?

The beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any other information available about the beach?

No other information is available about the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Deep blue


  • Bus services

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