This guide contains 370 topics about Sfakia and Crete for your holidays, vacation, hiking trips and travel planning
• Including many photos of this beautiful and varied island, and Sfakia and Chora Sfakion at the southwest coast of Crete island in particular.
• We introduce all of Sfakia's highlights, from the rough mountains and impressive gorges (Samaria gorge and many more) to the quiet and clean beaches, the honest Cretan food and wines in the restaurants, and the family-run holiday accommodations in Chora Sfakion, and villages nearby.
• We offer plenty of practical advice on outdoor pursuits, including where to find the best mountain walks and most scenic panoramas and beaches, sites, Cretan villages and museums.
• You will get a detailed look at Crete's very hospitable people, rich history and culture, weather, climate, and wildlife and will find maps of Crete, and plans how to reach us by flight, ferry boat, yacht, public bus, foot, taxi, or hire car.
Far away from mass tourism
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Photo report: Winter in Sfakia, Crete
September 2002 - January 2003
From end of September 2002 until end of January 2003 we have stayed in Crete, in and around Chora Sfakion.
On this page you find our updates in a photo report. The photo gallery consists of 185 images.
We have made walks around the village, have visited the nearby beaches, were guests at a traditional Cretan wedding, and set up our apartment for a prolonged stay in the very sunny and mild Cretan winter.
Hospitality in Sfakia
The Sfakians are famous for their hospitality. The locals welcome their guests like friends.
Many visitors come back to Crete to visit Sfakia year after year. Enjoy their generosity!
Rough white topped mountains up to 2453 metres high, split by 25+ gorges, fertile plains, forests, and the
blue sea, and inbetween them small whitewashed villages with many coves and unspoilt beaches.
History and tradition
Brave people that have stood up against their many invaders, preserving their tradition of
independence, celebrating their victories with music, poetry and dance, together with friends!