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Sfakià: The Hidden Gem of South Crete 💎

Sfakia (pronounced Sfakià) is a must-visit destination in Southern Crete, offering visitors a chance to experience the island’s natural beauty and authentic culture. While Sfakia (also known as Hóra Sfakion) is a small and secluded town, it’s easily accessible from the larger city of Chania, via bus or car. Sfakia is a hidden gem located in the Southern part of Chania, Crete, Greece. The town is known for its stunning natural beauty, authentic culture, and warm hospitality. Unlike other popular destinations on the island, Sfakia has managed to maintain its traditional way of life, making it a unique and authentic experience for travelers.

fishing boat docked in small harbor of Hora Sfakion, Chania, Crete,  Greece
The harbor of Sfakia (also known as Hora Sfakion). Photo by Crete Insiders.

One of the highlights of Sfakia is its beautiful beaches. The town has several stunning beaches, including the famous Iliggas beach which is known for its crystal-clear waters as well as Frangokastello beach, which is known for its ancient castle ruins. Visitors can also take a boat tour to explore the nearby secluded coves, like Loutro and Agia Roumeli, and swim in the teal waters. In addition to its natural beauty and authentic culture, Sfakia also has a unique history. During World War II, Sfakia was one of the few areas in Crete that were not invaded by the Nazis. The town’s strategic location and the bravery of the local resistance played a significant role in protecting the area from occupation.

Lastly, Sfakia is also known for its delicious traditional cuisine. One of the most famous dishes to come from Sfakia is the Sfakian pie (“Sfakiani pita”), a savory pie made with local goat cheese and herbs, often served with honey and thyme. Today, the Sfakian pie is a popular dish throughout Crete and is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Book now at Iason Studios and during your stay in Chania, let Sfakia be one of the many destinations you will remember for the rest of your life. The town of Sfakia is located 100Km away from Iason Studios, which in turn is located in the heart of the old town of Chania. This is an ideal trip for your vacation, since you will submerge yourself in the local culture and magical scenery! You can view the detailed directions by clicking on the image below, or here.

So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at Iason Studios and get ready for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!

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