The region of Sfakiá, with its main village Chóra Sfakíon, is a very special part of Crete in the southwest of the island nestled at the foot of the breathtaking White Mountains. The harsh and dramatic landscape of this area is softened by olive and tamarisk trees, pines and the musical chimes of sheep and goat bells.
Sfakiá, lapped by the Libyan Sea, is perhaps the most pristine region of Crete. This untamed nature has instilled a hardy spirit in those that make this rugged place their home; yet a generous people, whose hospitality is proverbial.
Welcome to Chóra Sfakíon,
Chóra Sfakíon is a typical traditional village with about 250 inhabitants. In the heart of the village is a small, central fishing port, around which numerous cafes and taverns provide excellent service.
The special atmosphere and nature of Sfakiá are also clearly reflected in their fauna. Sheep, goats, eagles and griffon vultures characterise the image of the mountains and gorges. For many years, these gorges, which gave the region its name (Sfakiá = the rugged), were the only way that connected the mountain villages with the valleys and the sea.
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