Lefka Ori Hotel is located right above the old harbor of Sfakia Village, a small family-run hotel with a traditional tavern serving delicious local food, stunning sea & mountain views, warm and authentic hospitality, great value for money, a mix of modern and traditional elements to create a harmonious place both relaxed and timeless that truly feels like home.

An unparalleled scenic location and crisp quality at a low price. Just unique.

Above and behind the Lefka Ori taverna there are 10 good-sized double and triple rooms and two studio apartments (up to 4 people +1 child), some of them recently renovated with terraces and balconies offering stunning sea views, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, free wi-fi.

The taverna on the ground floor is popular among tourists and locals for its traditional atmosphere and its excellent food. Dishes on the menu are made from fresh local products and include specialties from Sfakia, locally caught fish, different kinds of local meat, and vegetarian dishes, accompanied by local wine. Evangelia, also makes the traditional Sfakiani pie, which is a special pancake filled with soft cheese and topped with honey, and a pancake filled with local wild spinach. Andreas’ moussaka maybe is one of the best on Crete too.

The village of Chora Sfakia is both quiet - busy with individual or independent tourists in the summer - in its role as home and fishing village to local people, and a port for those traveling by ferry to Agia Roumeli, Sougia, Paleochora and the unspoiled island of Gavdos. It is the southernmost part of Europe, still the wildest and most natural part of Crete offering a laid back atmosphere, beautiful aspect and gentle pace of life. It once was the cradle of European culture, today a place to recover away from mass tourism, surrounded by the Lybian sea and the home country of the people, whose hospitality is legendary. The area has countless opportunities for hiking and exploring the beautiful and awe-inspiring ravines and mountains. Sfakia is famous for its approximately 50 ravines, the most famous being Samaria, Imbros, and Aradena. From Sfakia on a clear day, one can glimpse the islands of Gavdos and Gavdopoula, 22 nautical miles south of Crete. Gavdos with its 50 inhabitants is a small, beautiful green island with unforgettable sandy beaches and views. You can reach Gavdos by ferry or on an organized boat trip.

Chora Sfakion is the perfect is the starting point for exploring the beautiful south coast of Crete. 

  • Hotel Name: Lefka Ori Hotel - Sfakia Village
  • Area: Chania, Sfakia
  • Why Go: Food & Wine,Lovely View To The Old Harbour,Lovely Views,Mountains,Quality of Service,Relaxed,Restaurant

Why we like it

  • Hora Sfakion is a charming little village. Lots of hikes to make, beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.”
  • We like it for its excellent location, very friendly and helpful staff, clean and of great value for money. In addition, great sea view on the old port of Sfakia and quiet during night.
  • This is the perfect place for visitors looking for a relaxing holiday away from mass-tourism.
  • A great base to explore this unique part of south Crete.
  • Fantastic location, hospitality and food - all in one place.

What to know

  • Pets are allowed on request.
  • Be advised: You will need to book early, especially for the sea view rooms.
  • Hiring a car is a must and will allow you to explore the area better.
  • Families are welcome but there's not much for kids, beyond the beach.
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Apartments - Studios Food :
Rooms: 12 Cheap & Chic :
Pool: No Family hospitality :
Dining: Restaurant Village Atmosphere :
Children: Welcome Young Couples :
Closed: November - March Marvelous view :

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