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Things to do in Sfakia

Sfakia is the ideal place for every type of visitor. Here in Sfakia, everyone can find what he really enjoys doing. MrTaxi is here to provide you with information about what you can do and see in Sfakia.

Beaches

Sfakia is quite famous for its crystal clear waters and its exotic pebbly or sandy beaches. Many of them have very interesting stories. Stories about fearsome pirates, beautiful blonde brides, and ghost warriors emerging from the depths of the turbulent past of Sfakia. Also, it’s a fact that you can find your ‘personal’ beach, away from the spotlight! We, at Mr taxi services (taxi, van, minibus services), can pick you up from any place (airports, cities etc) and organize tours, excursions, and normal transportations to even the most deserted beaches of Chora Sfakion and Crete in general!

Mountain hikes

The region of Sfakia is the base of a mountain range, called Lefka Ori. This Sierra consists of more than 30 peaks, waiting to be reached. Some trails are for the most experienced of hikers, and some can be walked on by anyone. There are tens of shepherd stone houses spread across the region, with friendly shepherd watching their sheep. The view from the highest peak, Pachnes (2453m), is something that you will never forget. We, with our taxis, vans, and minibusses can transfer you from any place or airport (Heraklion airport, Chania airport) and transport you to the beginning of the trails!

Gorges

‘Sfax’ in ancient Greek means ‘’land of canyons’’. So, it’s no wonder that this region got the name Sfakia. With more than 15 gorges, Sfakia rightfully deserves the title! Formed tens of thousands of years ago, these geological marvels still amaze even the most demanding tourists. The longest gorge in Europe also lies here. Samaria is about 18km long and takes about 6-7 hours to get through. It might seem a long time but, by the time you reach the end, you ‘ll think that seven hours aren’t enough. Getting lost under the huge rocks, roaming into the roots of the earth is part of the experience. All of the gorges open onto the Libyan sea. So, after the long walk, don’t forget to take a bath into the crystal waters! The majority of the gorges are found in the western part of Sfakia and are full of wildlife and green. We can easily transfer you at the starting of those gorges from any place (Heraklion airport, Chania airport, Chania, Heraklion, Rethymno, Lassithi), with our new high-class taxi, van, or minibus!

Diving

Dive straight into the mysterious deep blue waters and feel the goosebumps! A business here in Sfakia offers dives from 10 up to 40 meters deep. 9 different spots, including reefs, cliffs, caves and a shipwreck are open for the adventurous to explore! The experience is unlike anything else!

Walks

Nothing like a short walk straight into the hidden traditional valleys, or the vast country roads. Every wall you touch, every piece of country road you step on, has something to say for those who can hear. Old ruins, hidden tavernas and friendly locals enrich the atmosphere of your walking route. Exploring the village alleys, with the sun almost hidden into the sea, and being saluted and kindly treated by the locals is one of the best experiences you can have in Sfakia.

Boat trips

Most of the transportation through the Sfakian coastline, is done by ferries, for there aren’t many ongoing roads. On the boat, looking at your right, while going west, you can see churches, small castles, villages and beaches slowly appearing behind the rocks. All of the villages have traditional Sfakian tavernas and apartments, so you can stay at those detached paradises for as long as you wish! A taxi, van or minibus of ours can transport you from Chania or Heraklion airport or any place you like, to all the ports, and our friendly drivers can give you valuable information.

Yoga

The ancient Indian art of yoga can be taught and practiced here, in Sfakia. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced practitioner, yoga classes add to your holiday experience, offering a time of complete relaxation and peace of mind, and soul…

Archaeological sites

Sfakia is full of Archaeological sites. From watchtowers and forts built during the occupation of the Turks and Venetians to ruins of ancient cities, churches, and temples. The Venetian castle of Frangokastello, and the Byzantine church of the twelve apostles are some of the most famous in Sfakia. If you are a fan of history, visit all of them. Take your time and listen to everything they have to say. You won’t be disappointed. We can organize excursions from one up to twenty people here at MrTaxi, and transfer you to every single one of these historical monuments!

Apart from all these activities, there plenty more things to do and see here in Sfakia. It’s up to you. Mr taxi services wish you happy holidays!