Sfakia lies in a mountainous area in the southwestern part of the island of Crete, in the Chania regional unit. If Sfakia, is your destination, you will probably have driven, bused or taxied over the White Mountains ( Lefka Ori ) from Chania and elsewhere on the Northern coast, a journey that is memorable for the view.
The Municipality of Sfakia is located in the foothills of the White Mountains. Corresponds to the historic region of Sfakia. According to the 2011 census, the municipality has 1,889 inhabitants and a total area of 467,589 acres. The City remained unchanged with the program Kallikratis
After numerous autumn holidays in the Canary Islands we decided on a complete change for 2015 and booked a two-week break at Vritomartis, our first visit to the beautiful island of Crete.
After a scenic trip over the cloud shrouded mountains from Chania we glimpsed our destination far below – Vritomartis, an oasis in the beige barren landscape. The friendly welcome and thirst quenching orange juice gave us an early taster of the kindness of the Sfakian people that we would experience over the next two weeks.
Our bungalow was beautifully located with stunning views from the balcony of the sparkling Libyan Sea and the island of Gavdos is the distance.
Mini – Description of the tour:
The wildest, most impressive gorge of the municipality. A Bailey noisy bridge brings us to the village of Aradena, which was abandoned after a vendetta. We walk down the walls of the gorge and the adventure starts. Eight more challenging vertical passages. Red colored walls, wild goats and herbs scents. The spectacular scenery is completed as soon as Gryffon Vultures show up in the sky… Time for a drink or a Sfakian pie with the view of the clear blue sea and marble rock caves!