Sfakaki, formerly known as Stavromenos, is a delightful small Greek town on the south coast of Crete. It has local shops, supermarkets, tavernas and access to a nice sandy beach. Surrounded by the Mediterranean with the White Mountains in the background, holiday rentals in Sfakaki are surrounded by gorgeous scenery, olive groves and vineyards. It is the ideal base for enjoying a peaceful beach vacation within easy reach of the many local sights and attractions.
Crete is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. Sfakaki has its own pleasant beach within easy reach of your holiday rental. One of the best beaches on the island is around Rethymno. It stretches as far as the eye can see, breaking into smaller shingle coves and they have all been awarded the Blue Flag for clean waters.
There is a regular bus service for exploring the area. Enjoy the trip by bus from your holiday rental in Sfakaki to Rethymno on the north coast and take in the pretty inland scenery along the way.
Crete has many local festivals celebrating everything from religious saints to the wine festival, which runs for three weeks throughout July. It is an opportunity to see traditional Greek costumes and experience the local culture.
The town of Rethymno is brimming with history and amazing Venetian and Turkish architecture. It takes just over an hour to reach by car from your holiday rental in Sfakaki. Rethymno has a charming old fishing harbour and a new marina. The town is full of atmosphere with its narrow alleyways and old Greek homes.Bali
If you want to say you have been to Bali, here is your chance! Bali is on the north coast of Crete and was a former fishing village with a small port. The sandy beaches framed by the mountain backdrop make it a very scenic place to spend the day.
This small village is just a short drive from your holiday rental in Sfakaki. Close to the village there is a natural spring with several cascading waterfalls. It is a popular place to visit with typical tavernas in peaceful surroundings. You can also buy freshly caught trout in this area.
Crete is a popular holiday destination as it has guaranteed long, dry summers with average temperatures reaching 31°C (88°F). Winters are also mild, and the climate is very pleasant during spring and autumn.
Flights arrive daily from all over Europe to Chania International (CHQ) Airport on the north west of the island of Crete. The airport is just 82km from your Sfakaki holiday villa.