Chora Sfakion in Chania

by Eleni Anastasaki
Chora Sfakion
'Sfakia fishing village at Crete island in Greece' - Chania
'Sfakia fishing village at Crete island in Greece' Panos Karas / Shutterstock

In the region of Sfakia situated in the south west of Crete you will find the most amazing city. The regional capital by the name of Chora Sfakion that has maintained its most traditional character and hasn’t turned in to a huge city.

Chora Sfakion is the port area of Sfakia, a wildly beautiful region in the southern part of the prefecture of Chania and is popular for its rich traditions. Most travelers see Sfakia very quickly by disembarking from the boat which has brought them from Samaria gorge, but still this is a city where you have to spend more time.

Maybe Chora Sfakion is not such a touristic area since it has maintained in a great extend its original Cretan character but it is also that there you can practice so many activities from water sports to snorkeling, diving or you may also take long walks with organised tours departing all the time from the city of Chania and see the amazing gorges of the area. The gorge of Aradena or Pachnes (2453 m), at the center of the White Mountains are only just a few things to do when in Chania. If you are looking to breath fresh, pure mountain air in your lounges right above of all the busy seaside resorts then you have to visit the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) that are creating a completely wild and diverse landscape! If you are looking to discover a more adventurous side of Crete and of course yourself then you need to visit the west side of Crete and you will see for your own how the area of Sfakia is of unbelievable beauty combining both the heart warming hospitality of the locals with this amazingly untouched and natural scenery in an island that promises you only the best and of course keeps up this promise!

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