Exploring Sfakia

Tour Highlights

  • Admire significant landmarks and soak in the authentic Cretan landscape
  • Experience the rugged region of Sfakia
  • Visit the authentic and unspoiled Sweetwater Beach
  • Enjoy a lunch by the waterfront in Loutro

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Helpful Notes

  • Duration: +/- 9 hours  –  Suggested start time: 8:30 am
  • Tour Size: The tour can be offered only privately for a maximum of 6 persons.
  • Practicalities: Tour requires extensive amount of walking; comfortable shoes, hat, swimwear, sunglasses and beach towel are recommended.
  • Tour Includes:Round Trip vehicle transport, English-speaking guide, all fees & taxes.
  • Tour Does Not Include:Personal expenses and gratuities for guide (non-compulsory).


This sun-drenched tour provides you with an opportunity to experience a deeper Crete in the rugged region of Sfakia in the south. The tour combines breathtaking vistas, mountain villages and a crystal-clear sea. The adventure begins with a scenic drive through the mountains and the fertile Askyfou plateau, where we stop for a local snack. Reaching the port of Sfakia we will take a short boat sail to the post-card perfect Sweetwater Beach, one of the best beaches on the island, so called because of its fresh spring water that bubbles under the surface. After enjoying a refreshing swim, you can either follow your guide to an hour’s coastal hike or take the boat sail to the village of Loutro for a late lunch by the waterfront. In the late afternoon we will take the boat back to Sfakia and hit the road back to Chania.