Sfakaki village in Rethymnon, Crete, is nestled along the picturesque coast of the island, just 10 kilometers east of the bustling city of Rethymnon This charming village boasts one of the most stunning sandy beaches in all of Crete, making it a highly sought-after residential area for both holidaymakers and permanent residents alike

Conveniently situated, Sfakaki is only a short 10-minute drive from the city of Rethymnon and a 45-minute drive from the Heraklion International Airport Its prime location near the highway also allows for easy access to explore the rest of the island

The renowned Sfakaki beach is not only known for its beauty, but also for being a nesting site for the endangered sea turtles, Caretta Caretta This pristine beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and various water sports As you soak up the sun, you can indulge in a refreshing beverage at one of the beach bars or savor a delectable traditional Cretan meal at a seaside tavern For a more authentic experience, venture out to the nearby charming villages and immerse yourself in the local culture

Sfakaki is located in the heart of the Municipality of Arkadi A must-see attraction is the beautiful church dedicated to Virgin Mary, located just a short drive from Sfakaki As you continue your journey, you will be enchanted by the breathtaking landscape filled with wild herbs, oregano, and other Mediterranean flora, all mingling with the fresh scent of eucalyptus trees Along the way, you will also come across the historic Monastery Arsaniou

A scenic drive south will lead you to the largest olive grove in Eastern Europe, offering panoramic views of the majestic White Mountains of Chania and the Psiloritis sierra On the opposite hill, you will find the quaint village of Hamalevri, with its beautifully restored Venetian houses

Situated in the Rethymno region, Sfakaki is 79 kilometers from the Chania Airport, with a driving time of 1 hour and 14 minutes, and 73 kilometers from the Heraklion Airport, with a driving time of 1 hour and 1 minute Whether you are looking for a serene beach getaway or a cultural adventure, Sfakaki is the perfect destination to experience the beauty and charm of Crete

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Sfakaki weather

Feels like 31.3°C
W 13 km/h
1 UV

3 Day Forecast

30 / 24.2°C29.7 / 24.2°C29.2 / 24.7°C
18.7 km/h 20.5 km/h 19.1 km/h
53% 54% 55%
10 UV 10 UV 10 UV
Sunrise 06:17 AM
Sunset 08:38 PM

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Beaches near Sfakaki

Pigianos Kampos beach

Pigianos Kampos beach

Distance 1.64 km
Skaleta beach

Skaleta beach

Distance 1.74 km
Adelianos Kampos beach

Adelianos Kampos beach

Distance 3.26 km
Platanes beach

Platanes beach

Distance 4.92 km
Misiria beach

Misiria beach

Distance 6.05 km
Spilies beach

Spilies beach

Distance 6.07 km
Pervolia beach

Pervolia beach

Distance 6.7 km
Geropotamos beach

Geropotamos beach

Distance 6.82 km
Rethymno beach

Rethymno beach

Distance 8.76 km
Panormo beach

Panormo beach

Distance 10.5 km