A mountainous area in Chania of Crete
Sfakia is a mountainous area in the southwestern part of the island of Crete, in the Chania prefecture. It is considered one of the few places in Greece to never have been fully occupied by foreign powers. It is the largest and least densely populated municipality on the island of Crete.
You can't visit Chania and ignore Sfakia. The area is beautifulfor it combines the fierceness of the mountainous landscape and the tranquilityof the calm sea in a magical way. You will love it!
As far as the people are concerned,the genuine Cretans you will meet there, will make you love them with their hospitality. In Sfakia, you can also find the biggest part of the mountain chain Lefka Ori(White Mountains). From its small port the ferry boat begins its journey to Sfakia-Loutro-Aghia Roumeli-Paleochora and also to Gavdos island.
The road from Chania to Sfakia crosses the island from north to south, through the village of Vrisses. From this village the route crosses the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) to Hora Sfakion by the Libyan Sea.