Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

What to Know Before Visiting Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

Chora Sfakion or Sfakia village in Crete Greece

The region of Sfakia in Crete is known for its stunning White Mountains mountain range, also known as Madares, which boasts 110 peaks and numerous gorges. This area is considered to be the most untouched and rugged landscape in all of Crete. The coastal village of Chora Sfakion, also known as Sfakia Village, serves as the capital of the county and is situated on the Southwestern coast of Crete. It is located 70 km from the city of Chania and 150 km from Heraklion. The village’s enclosed harbour is a popular spot for small boats from Agia Roumeli to dock during the summer months, bringing hikers from the Samaria Gorge. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village by relaxing at the seaside cafes and tavernas.

Throughout the town, numerous hiking paths weave along the shoreline or delve into adjacent canyons such as Imbros, Sfakia, Kavi, and beyond. It’s an ideal starting point to discover secluded beaches like the breathtaking Glyka Nera or to hop on a ferry to the island of Gavdos. The village boasts a variety of lodging choices, eateries, stores, and several historic churches.

Hot to get Chora Sfakion

By Car: Reaching Sfakia from Heraklion by car is a scenic journey. Expect over two hours of driving, but the route offers stunning views, especially as you traverse the impressive White Mountains. The drive takes you along the northern coast through Rethymno, turning south near Vryses. As you approach Sfakia, prepare for some challenging yet rewarding driving, with narrow and steep roads unveiling breathtaking scenery.

By Bus: For those starting in Chania, direct buses to Sfakia are available daily. If you’re travelling from Heraklion or Rethymno, you’ll need to transfer at Vryses to catch the bus from Chania to Sfakia.

By Boat: An alternative route to Sfakia is by sea. Boats regularly connect it with neighbouring villages like Agia Roumeli, Paleohora, Sougia, and Loutro, offering a different perspective of Crete’s southern coast.

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Chora Sfakion, a quaint and remote gem on Crete’s southern coast, offers a range of cosy accommodations despite its small size. From charming hotels to inviting villas, visitors can expect quality service in a serene setting. However, bear in mind that these spots can fill up quickly during peak season, so advanced booking is highly recommended. Explore our list below for the best stays in Chora Sfakion.

Best Hotels in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

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Best Villas in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

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Best Apartments in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

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Best Holiday homes in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

Maistros House - Walk To Beach - AC WIFI

  • 10 / 10
  • Unnamed Road

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Maistros House – Walk To Beach – AC WIFI is situated in Frangokastello. This holiday home is less than 1 km from Fortress of Frangokastello.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home features a cable TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Frangokastello Beach, Vatalos Beach and Orthi Ammos Beach. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 89 km from Maistros House – Walk To Beach – AC WIFI.

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€166

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  • 8.6 km

Nostos - Walk To Beach - AC WIFI

  • 9.8 / 10
  • Unnamed Road

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Nostos – Walk To Beach – AC WIFI is situated in Frangokastello. This holiday home is less than 1 km from Fortress of Frangokastello.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home features a cable TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Frangokastello Beach, Vatalos Beach and Orthi Ammos Beach. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 89 km from Nostos – Walk To Beach – AC WIFI.

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€166

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  • 8.6 km

Levantes - Walk To Beach - AC WIFI

  • 9 / 10
  • Unnamed Road

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Levantes – Walk To Beach – AC WIFI is located in Frangokastello. The holiday home is less than 1 km from Fortress of Frangokastello.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home provides a cable TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near Levantes – Walk To Beach – AC WIFI include Frangokastello Beach, Vatalos Beach and Orthi Ammos Beach. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 89 km from the accommodation.

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€166

/night

  • 8.6 km

Patriko-Cozy villa on the foot of the mountains

  • 7.4 / 10
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Situated in Ammoudari, 44 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 26 km from Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori, Patriko-Cozy villa on the foot of the mountains features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. The property has garden views and is 28 km from Fortress of Frangokastello and 36 km from Ancient City of Aptera.

The 2-bedroom holiday home features a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and oven, and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Conference Centre of MAICh is 45 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 59 km from Patriko-Cozy villa on the foot of the mountains.

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  • 10.1 km

Notos Villas

  • 8.2 / 10
  • Frangokástellon

Only 120 metres from Frangokastello Beach on the Libyan Sea, Notos Villas offer self-catering accommodation in detached houses. They all feature a patio and a terrace with mountain views. Taverns are available within a 5-minute walk.

Each house at Notos consists of two separate and air-conditioned bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area. A washing machine and satellite TV are also included.

The Venetian castle of Frangokastello is 300 metres away. Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport is at a distance of about 90 km, while the old port of Chania is 88 km away. Free private parking is available on site.

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€100

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  • 10.3 km

Amphithea Fragokastelo-Skaloti

  • 10 / 10
  • Skaloti

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Amphithea Fragokastelo-Skaloti is located in Skalotí. The property features garden views and is 2.8 km from Kritama Beach and 48 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home provides a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Viglistiri Beach is 2.3 km from the holiday home, while Lakkoi Beach is 2.8 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 90 km from Amphithea Fragokastelo-Skaloti.

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€132.48

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  • 12.1 km

Experiences near Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

In the quaint village of Chora Sfakion, Crete, a world of adventure and tranquillity awaits. Here, you can delve into the beauty of nearby beaches and gorges, perfect for nature enthusiasts. For the more adventurous, the area offers thrilling water activities like boat rentals, kayaking, and scuba diving. Discover a blend of relaxation and excitement in this charming locale. Explore below list of things to do in and near Chora Sfakion.

FAQ

Where is Chora Sfakion located?

Chora Sfakion is located in the southern part of Crete, 70 km from the city of Chania and 150 km from Heraklion.

Is Sfakia a developed tourist destination?

Sfakia remains one of the wildest and most unspoiled landscapes in all of Crete, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and hikers.

How far is Hora Sfakion from Chania and Heraklion?

Hora Sfakion is 70 km from Chania and 150 km from Heraklion.

What can visitors do in Hora Sfakion?

Visitors can enjoy the quiet and calm of the village, relax at seaside cafes and tavernas, and explore the nearby mountains and gorges.

What is the average temperature in Sfakia Chora?

The average temperature in Sfakia Chora ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

What is the nearest airport to Sfakia Chora?

The nearest airport to Sfakia Chora is Chania International Airport (CHQ), which is approximately 75 km away.

What are some popular attractions in Sfakia Chora?

Sfakia Chora is known for its beautiful beaches, including Glyka Nera Beach and Ilingas Beach. Other popular attractions include the Samaria Gorge, the Imbros Gorge, and the ancient city of Lissos. The village itself is also worth exploring, with its traditional architecture and charming atmosphere.

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