The Beaches of Chora Sfakion

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The village of Sfakia has its own beaches. Vrissi (the Spring) is at the western end and it has sand, small pebbles and the usual crystal-clear waters. It is well organized with sunbeds and umbrellas

The village of Chora Sfakion lies 74 km south of Chania town, not far from the mouth of the Imbros Gorge. Here are many amenities: restaurants, shops, cafés, as well as rent-rooms and hotels. It makes an ideal base from which to investigate the region of Sfakia. Besides being the starting point for boat trips to the various gorges, boats can take you to visit Loutro, Aghia Roumeli, Palaiochora and the island of Gavdos. Several beaches are within walking distance; others can be approached by boat, as well as on foot.

The village has its own beaches too. Vrissi (the Spring) is at the western end and a favourite with bathers: it has sand, small pebbles and the usual crystal-clear waters. It is well organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. Another strand is set near the harbour on the village road: less popular as it is smaller, less pristine and not so pretty.

Slightly to the east of the village is Britomartis beach: much frequented by nudists.

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Additional Info

  • location Sfakia town, Sfakia, Chania
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Sandy, Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

    There are sunbeds, umbrellas, showers. You will also find a gas station, post office, pharmacy, police station, ATM, taxi.

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Fragokastelo - Chora Sfakion - Askifou - Vamos, E4.14, E4.15

Distance: 74 km south of Chania.

By car:
From Chania: Get on the National Highway from Chania to Heraklion, take the exit for Vryses and then the road to Chora Sfakion. After passing through the plateau of Askifou and the Imbros Gorge, turn right (west) and follow the signs leading to Chora Sfakion. The road from the gorge of Imbros is the hardest part of the journey, but one that will afford you some unique views.
From the southern road: The road is in very good condition but has a lot of bends, and is not recommended if you are in a hurry. From south road follow the signs to Chora Sfakion, passing by Frangokastello.
By bus: Services run from Chania and Rethymnon (with change of bus at Vryses), Vryses and Anopolis for Chora Sfakion.
By sea: There are ferries to and from Agia Roumeli, Loutro and the island of Gavdos.

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