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

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

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.

  • 9 / 10
  • Chora Sfakion

Located on the sea front of Chora Sfakion and just 10 metres from the Libyan Sea, the hotel Samaria by the Sea features 11 rooms with balcony and sea view. Free WiFi is offered throughout the entire property.

All air-conditioned units come with direct Libyan Sea view as well as the surrounding mountain view. They feature a TV with satellite channels, and a refrigerator. They also include a bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries.

Guests can start their day with a Greek Continental breakfast served at the hotel’s outdoor terrace restaurant area. Hotel’s restaurant also includes a bar with snack options available.

Vrissi Beach is just around the corner while Iliggas and Ammoudi Beaches are within a 5-minute drive from Samaria by the Sea. Chania International Airport is at 80 km. Free private parking is possible on site upon availability.

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€89

/night

  • 140 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Sfakia, Hora Sfakion

Located in Khóra Sfakíon, within 100 metres of Vrissi Beach and less than 1 km of Ilingas Beach, The Authentic Village Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Featuring luggage storage space, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property is allergy-free and is set 1.4 km from Ammoudi Beach.

At the hotel every room is equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, bathrobes and slippers. Rooms include a kettle, while selected rooms have a patio and others also provide guests with garden views. At The Authentic Village Boutique Hotel all rooms come with bed linen and towels.

The nearest airport is Chania International, 76.5Km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

No breakfast on-site, instead, we offer a 10% discount in the local traditional bakery every morning during your stay.

Our property is not suitable for people with any walking issues, or mobility difficulties.

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€115

/night

  • 160 m
  • 9.4 / 10
  • Hora Sfakion

Located in Sfakiá, 400 metres from Vrissi Beach, panorama new generation provides accommodation with a terrace, free private parking and a bar. The property is situated 1.4 km from Ilingas Beach, 1.5 km from Ammoudi Beach and 2.4 km from Fylaki Beach. Agios Charalambos Beach is 2.4 km away and Fortress of Frangokastello is 15 km from the hotel.

At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a balcony with a sea view. With a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, rooms at panorama new generation also provide guests with free WiFi, while some rooms here will provide you with pool view. At the accommodation, every room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 45 km from panorama new generation. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 76 km from the hotel.

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€135

/night

  • 220 m
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Loutro

Daskalogiannis Hotel is situated on the beachfront in Loutro, 80 metres from Loutro Beach and 300 metres from Akroyiali Beach. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms include a balcony with mountain views.

At the hotel the rooms include air conditioning, a desk, a terrace with a sea view, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

The daily breakfast offers continental, Full English/Irish or American options.

Guests at Daskalogiannis Hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Loutro, like hiking.

Finikas Beach is 1.1 km from the accommodation, while Lycos Beach is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 83 km from Daskalogiannis Hotel.

  • 5.3 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Taverna Akrogiali, Lykos, Crete

Offering a sun terrace and a public beach nearby, Taverna Akrogiali is situated in Lykos in the Crete Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Every room includes a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower.

There is a shared lounge at the property. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkelling, fishing and canoeing.

The property is arranging free transfer from and to Loutro. Chania International Airport is 100 km from the property.

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€55

/night

  • 6.4 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Λιβανιανά Σφακίων περιοχή Λύκος

Located in Livanianá, 600 metres from Lycos Beach, Georgoshouse Lykos beach Sfakia provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Less than 1 km from Marmara Beach and a 13-minute walk from Finikas Beach, the hotel features a private beach area. The accommodation offers room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel, every room includes a patio with a garden view. Each room is fitted with a shared bathroom with a shower, while selected rooms come with a terrace and others also offer sea views. At Georgoshouse Lykos beach Sfakia all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers continental, vegetarian or vegan options.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Livanianá, like hiking and snorkelling.

Fortress of Frangokastello is 38 km from Georgoshouse Lykos beach Sfakia. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 100 km from the hotel.

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€45

/night

  • 6.5 km

What to Know Before Visiting Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

Apartments and hotels in Chora Sfakion Sfakia from Crete Island

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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Best Villas in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

  • 9.9 / 10
  • Countryside

Olive and Aloe Villas features sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Nomikianá, 700 metres from Koutelos Beach.

Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, each unit also comes with a safety deposit box, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, desk and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with walk-in shower in some units, along with bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer.

The villa offers a picnic area. There is also a business centre and a an indoor play area on site.

Barbecue facilities are available and guests can also relax in the garden, beside the infinity pool, or on the sun terrace.

Pera Koutelos Beach is less than 1 km from Olive and Aloe Villas, while Fortress of Frangokastello is 8.5 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 81 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€162

/night

  • 5.6 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Fraggokastelo

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, sea view and a patio, Villa Olvía is set in Sfakiá. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa has a terrace, 4 bedrooms, a living room and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa offers a beauty services. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Villa Olvía, while snorkelling and cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 49 km from the accommodation, while Fortress of Frangokastello is 5.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International, 81 km from Villa Olvía, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€47

/night

  • 6.4 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Imbros

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a balcony, Archodiko Villa Imbros is located in Ímbros. It features a garden, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa comes with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The villa can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 48 km from Archodiko Villa Imbros, while Fortress of Frangokastello is 24 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

  • 6.6 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Frangokastello

Just a short walk from the beach, Pasithea villas offer indepedent villas located in Frangokastelo Village. The property is 2.3 km from Fortress of Frangokastelo. Free WiFi is available, while free private parking is also possible.

Opening to a balcony with Libyan Sea views, accommodation will provide you with a satellite TV, air conditioning and a fireplace. There is a full kitchen, including an oven with hobs and a refrigerator. There is also a private bathroom in every villa with a washing machine and hairdryer.

Various tavernas and grocery stores are 300 metres from the property. At Pasithea villas you will find a garden.

Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is located 89 km away.

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€85

/night

  • 7.0 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Φραγκοκαστέλου

FYSIOPHYLIA VILLAS has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Frangokastello, 600 metres from Vatalos Beach.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with shower and slippers. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Guests can enjoy the infinity pool and garden at FYSIOPHYLIA VILLAS.

Frangokastello Beach is 2.9 km from the accommodation, while Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 84 km from FYSIOPHYLIA VILLAS.

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€285

/night

  • 7.1 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Fragokastello

Andreas Beach Villa is a villa located in Sfakiá. This villa provides a garden.

Chania Town is 40 km from the villa. Chania International Airport is 39 km from the property.

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€166

/night

  • 7.3 km

Best Apartments in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

  • 9.2 / 10
  • Επαρ.Οδ.Χώρας Σφακίων - Βρυσσών

Jacuzzi maisonette in Sfakia center ‘New 2023’ has a terrace and is located in Khóra Sfakíon, within just 1.1 km of Ilingas Beach and 1.9 km of Ammoudi Beach. The accommodation is 100 metres from the Vrissi Beach and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a hot tub and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment.

The apartment offers a hot tub. A car rental service is available at Jacuzzi maisonette in Sfakia center ‘New 2023’.

Fortress of Frangokastello is 15 km from the accommodation, while Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 46 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 77 km from Jacuzzi maisonette in Sfakia center ‘New 2023’, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 130 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Χώρα Σφακίων

Boasting inner courtyard views, Braos Villa features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 100 metres from Vrissi Beach. With quiet street views, this accommodation provides a patio.

The air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a hot tub and an a bath or shower. A flat-screen TV with streaming services is available.

Ilingas Beach is 1.1 km from the apartment, while Ammoudi Beach is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 77 km from Braos Villa.

  • 140 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Ανώπολη Σφακίων , Χανιά Κρήτης

Located in Anopoli Sfakion and only 25 km from Fortress of Frangokastello, Madares Apartments Anopolis provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a patio.

The apartment comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with sea views.

If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings.

The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 87 km from the apartment.

  • 3.8 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Koutelos , Sfakia

Located a few steps from Koutelos Beach, Votsalo Studios & Apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

Each unit is equipped with a terrace offering sea views, a satellite flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. An oven, a fridge and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle.

Pera Koutelos Beach is 60 metres from the apartment, while Fortress of Frangokastello is 9.3 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 81 km from Votsalo Studios & Apartment.

  • 4.8 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Frangokastello

Quietly located in Frangokastello Village and just 30 metres from the beach, Kritamos Beach Apartments is set in the Southern Coast of Chania. It offers self-catering accommodation opening out to a balcony with Cretan Sea views. WiFi is offered throughout.

All air-conditioned units at Kritamos Beach are simply yet tastefully decorated with earthy tones. Each features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels in the living room. A fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee machine and dining table is also provided. Free toiletries and a hairdryer stock the private bathroom.

The closest taverna is 120 metres away, while a supermarket lies within 350 metres. The famous medieval castle of Frangokastello is at a short distance. Chora Sfakion can be reached within 12 km and the scenic town of Chania is at a distance of 80 km. Free private parking is available in the premises.

  • 7.0 km
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Frangokástellon

Set amidst lush gardens, the family-run Oasis Apartments is located in Fragkokastelo of Chania, just 50 metres from the beach. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and self-catering units with a balcony or patio.

Overlooking the garden, the Libyan Sea or the mountain, all studios and apartments have a well-equipped kitchenette or kitchen. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning, TV and a fridge. The private bathroom comes with a shower.

Guests can taste traditional Cretan flavours and fresh fish at the owner’s tavern, located next to the property. A mini market can be found within 150 metres away.

The famous Venetian Castle of Frangokastello is located 800 metres from Oasis Apartments. Chora Sfakion is 15 km away, while Chania International Airport is at a distance of 65 km. Free public parking can be found on site.

  • 8.2 km

Best Holiday homes in Chora Sfakion (Sfakia)

  • 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

/night

  • 8.6 km
  • 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

/night

  • 8.6 km
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 10.3 km
  • 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

/night

  • 12.1 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Αργουλές

Featuring garden views, Argoules House provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 45 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home is equipped with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Fortress of Frangokastello is 7.1 km from Argoules House, while Municipal Garden is 45 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 98 km from the accommodation.

  • 13.1 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.

  • 5.3 km
  • 10.6 km
  • 16.4 km

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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