The region of Sfakia, with its main village Chora Sfakion, 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.

Sfakia, 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 Chora Sfakion,

  • where the White Mountains meet the turquoise-blue Libyan Sea, 
  • where a pleasant island climate invites you,
  • where the Cretan hospitality benevolently embraces you,
  • where the soul can find a home in its yearning for peace,
  • where you can leave the everyday life behind for a while, breathe in the shade of the olive trees and deeply resonate with the rhythm of the island.

Chora Sfakion 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 Sfakia 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 (Sfakia = the rugged), were the only way that connected the mountain villages with the valleys and the sea.

Holistic Healing Centre  -  Chora Sfakion  -  73011 Sfakia  -  Crete  -  Greece

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