Hora Sfakion

Sfakion, south Crete

Hora Sfakion South Crete

Hora Sfakion or Sfakia as it is popularly called is located in the southernmost part of Crete and Europe, still the wildest and most natural part of Crete, once the cradle of European culture, today a place to recover away from mass tourism, surrounded by the Libyan sea and home country of people, whose hospitality is legendary.

This charming little fishing village is built on the coast of a small bay and the town runs in a string along the coast line. The many good tavernas sell fresh fish and local traditional dishes. Cafes and small tourist shops line the covered main street of Sfakia.

The ferry that sails along the south-west coast from Sfakia to Paleohora starts here several times a day. During the trip the ferry stops at Loutro, Agia Roumeli and other small villages on the way. Sfakia is definitely worth a visit. If you take the Samaria Gorge walk, you normally end up in Sfakia.