"Europe is the heart of the world, Greece the heart of Europe, Crete the heart of Greece, and SFAKIA the heart of Crete" the locals say in Sfakia.This is what the locals call their town "The Heart of CRETE". The Sfakioten are very proud people who over the centuries were never really taken over by the occupying forces of Crete. Proud Cretans with their long riding-boots are still in evidence here.
The ferry goes to Gavdos from here and buses are on hand to take up the bulk of the Samaria hikers.
Chora Sfakion is a good starting point for hikes such as:
the "Ilingas" gorge, the wild "Aradena" gorge and the hike from Anopolis to the car-free city of Loutro. Beach highlight:
The beach "Glikanera-Beach" means sweet water.
In half an hour west along the coastline of Chora Sfakion / Sfakia there is the "Ilingas Bay".
Ilingas Bay is a small pebble beach surrounded by two rugged rocks. You can take a water taxi from Chora Sfakion /Sfakia to get there.
From Chora Sfakion / Sfakia you can also visit the car-free town of "Loutro" by water taxi.
For those who want to explore the natural beauty of Crete, the SFAKIA region is a MUST to SEE.
"Europe is the heart of the world, Greece the heart of Europe, SFAKIA the heart of Crete," say the locals in Chora Sfakion / Sfakia
. Sfakia is the coastal village where the ferry brings the hikers from the Samaria Gorge back in the evenings. We recommend to visit Sfakia in the midday when the buses with the hikers are gone.
The interior of Sfakia is terrific. One of Crete´s most beautiful serpentines winds up to the Askifou Plateau (see photos). It is a hideaway for hikers (Imbros Gorge) and mountain bikers.
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The wild South coast route of Crete is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs, picturesque coastal villages and hidden beaches.
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