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Sfakia is a mountainous area in the southwestern part of Crete, in the Chania regional unit. It is known for its history of resistance against invaders, an impressive nature, very hospitable people, splendid weather, quiet beaches with crystal clear sea water, good food and wine, and its marvelous opportunities to walk along the coast, hike in the mountains, and go through several of the gorges that cross the mountains.

The famous Samaria gorge lies in Sfakia. The area is quiet, being without an ongoing coastal road. Transport here is by ferry boats. Sfakia, in the southwest of Crete, is Europe's southernmost point.

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Sail la Vie 379

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  • Berths 8
  • Built 2014
  • Length 37.90 ft

Samaria Gorge is located in the island of Crete and is ideal for trekking and mountain climbing. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy an active adventure in a breathtaking scenery.

Samaria gorge

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Samaria is the most important gorge in Greece. It is located in west Crete, in the White Mountains.

Askyfou War Museum

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50 km south of Chania is the mountain village of Askyfou, Sfakia. There is an interesting war museum there, created by a local man, who was travelling all over Crete to collect every vestige of the battle, so as to keep alive the glorious memory of Cretan war history.

Lagoon 450

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  • Berths 10
  • Built 2015
  • Length 45.00 ft

Loutro Anchorage

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Fragkokastellou Anchorage

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The secluded beach of Agia Marina is located 84 kilometers far from Chania, very close, almost in succession to the beach Lakki. It is open to the South and affected by the strong south winds.


Nice beach between Sfakia and Frangokastello. Extensive, with few trees for shade, and large, round pebbles.

At the point where the gorge of Tripiti meets the Libyan Sea. Here is that there was an ancient city Poikilasos the protected natural harbor, which the great geological changes the 4th AD century turned it into a reef with incredible formations.

Iraklis L.

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  • Berths 12
  • Built 2009
  • Length 116.00 ft

Walking the beach Vertigo towards Loutro and the footpath E4 will pass the Chapel of the Holy Cross and of course will start next to several small bays which dominate the pebble, sand and rock. There is no organization, and should arrange for all necessary.

An hour away from Chania and just 1 km east of Frangokastello to stumble upon one of the best beaches with clear water and dunes, but influenced by southern winds. It took its name from the tall sand dunes that surround it.

Wonderful gulf beach west of Lykos with access only by sea. It took its name from the rocks with striking colors that surround it.

Lykos Beach at Livaniana

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Next to Foinikas you will find the small beach of lupus. The rocky bottom makes this secluded beach ideal for snorkeling.

Loutro Beach

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Located 80 km south of Chania Loutro beach is a very small pebbled beach, inside the homonymous bay, which is only accessible by boat. It is a natural shelter from the winds.


Lakkoi Beach at Skaloti

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A truly beautiful and secluded beach. 'Sand, pebbles and crystal-clear waters.

Located 75 km south of Chania South coast of Crete, 2-3 km from Sfakia, a beach with pebbles and rocks not affected by the summer winds. Isolated, although not organized quite popular with nudists.

Located about 74 km south of Chania and 2 km west of Sfakia. It is a beautiful pebbled beach with very clear water and a large cave where one can resort to some shade.


The only beach located 75 km south of Chania and 3-4 km west of Sfakia. It is a pebbled beach with very clean and fresh sweet water.


Fragkokastello Beach

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Located 80 km south of Chania South coast of Crete and 13 km east of Sfakia. In front of the legendary castle stretches a vast sandy beach with shallow waters ideal for families with children.

If you walk at the harbor or take the road towards the village Patsianos will take you over a fairly large beach with fine pebbles, sand and rocky bottom. There is beach and will be with you the essentials.

Located 80 km south of Chania, west of Loutro village and close to Livaniana. It is a pebbled beach and rocky bottom that is ideal for snorkeling.


On the beach gorge ends of the industry and thanks to the action of water has created a unique natural monument. Its name comes from the staggered arrangement of conglomerate rock reminiscent of roofs or roofs.

Remote beach with sand. Access from the village of Saint Nectarios, or alternatively your own boat.

Chora Sfakia Beach

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Located about 72 km south of Chania, in front of the village and with pebbles and sand. The area is not affected much by the summer winds.


Small beach, 2 km from Sfakia shingle and clear blue waters, just before the famous beach Vertigo. It is organized and will offer you the essentials.

Located on the southern coast of Crete, about 3 kilometers east of Agia Roumeli (1 to 1.30 hours walking) and 6 km west of Loutro (about 2-3 hours) and is a large pebbled beach, and several isolated few people, mainly because of the difficulty of access, with deep clear water.

Located 56 km south of Chania, right at the exit of Samaria Gorge is a beautiful long beach with fine pebbles and very deep waters. The beach is located in the middle of a bay, in front of the village of Agia Roumeli.

Vritomartis Beach

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Located about 72 km south of Chania, on Crete's south coast, a few minutes drive from Sfakia. It is a fairly secluded pebbled beach with clear blue waters, influenced by southern winds.

Daskalogianni Cave

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In Chora Sfakion there is a beautiful cave named Daskalogianni cave.It can only be reached by boat, because it is located between rocks on the shore.

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