Sfakia (Hora Sfakion)
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TransferPlan will transfer you from Heraklion airport to Sfakia - Hora Sfakion as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the island of Crete and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility.
The airport took its name after the Cretan native and most famous Heraklion resident Nikos Kazantzakis, who left his mark in Greek history as a novelist and philosopher. Heraklion Airport is Crete's largest and busiest airport, also serving as a connection between Agios Nikolaos, Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida, Elounda and other resort towns. The airport has been operating since the late 30s and its annual number of passengers is approximately 5 million. The airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Heraklion Airport is operating in a renovated and modern space since 1971. The airport complex has been expanded in order to accommodate increased traffic and serve an ever-increasing flight network. Especially during peak season, the airport gets really busy, thus some sporadic delays are expected.
The proximity of the airport to the Heraklion town allows the visitor some spare time to explore or simply wind out and have a nice lunch or drink in the local eateries. Furthermore, around the airport, one can find some excellent hotels and resorts in case an overnight stay is required. The historical site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum are also located nearby and can be easily reached from the airport with our help. Navigating through the airport can be a daunting task, airport staff will be readily available to assist you.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Sfakia as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Sfakia is the southernmost point of Europe. Sfakia lies in the heart of south-west Crete among a wild and pristine mountainous landscape. It is foreshadowed by the majestic White Mountains 'Lefka Ori' mountain range and stands on the verge of spectacular gorges on the north and embraced by the warm Libyan sea on the south side. In Sfakia you will find the scenic settlements of Hora and Loutro, which will make a summer destination similar to no other. There you can indulge in life's simple pleasures such as swimming in crystal clear waters, go hiking or delve into the delicious local cuisine.
Anopoli is a majestic place that will enchant travellers. Foreshadowed by wild mountains, visitors can discover the picturesque Aradena Bridge and the village of Frangokastello bewildered by legends of warrior ghosts named the Drosoulites. The area is extremely remote hidden amid steep cliffs and isolated by the Libyan Sea, Sfakia makes an excellent off the beaten track destination for adventurous backpackers. One can expect to find the quintessential islander Greek villages, ornate with white houses and blue shutters, namely Frangokastello, Phoenix, Lykos and Agia Roumeli. The villages also serve as the base for treks in the surrounding mountains. Mountaineers can follow the 'Kalderimi' which are paths carved by shepherds and lead to some beautiful gorges. The most majestic of the gorges is Samaria which ends at the beach in Agia Roumeli and offers visitors a seven-hour trek through the wilderness.
Around all year numerous celebrations happen and with some good timing, travellers can find themselves entangled in commemorations of historical battles, business opening parties, christenings or big fat Greek weddings with more than 1,000 guests. Local food and drinks are abundant and most feasts are accompanied by bands playing traditional folk music. The songs are called 'Madinades' and are accompanied by lyra, fully embracing the power and wistfulness of the Cretan spirit.
Sfakia is an excellent spot to buy local produce such as high-quality olive oil, thyme, honey, fresh herbs and spices. Several of the villages are also fortified, a legacy left from the times of Venetian occupation and Ottoman Empire. The most impressive fortress lies at Frangkokastello village just above a sandy beach and dates back to the 14th century. The village maintains a very authentic character and most shops, hotels and restaurants are family-run. One can sample some excellent local cuisine, freshly prepared with mouth-watering local ingredients.
The Sfakians are famous for their hospitality and generosity towards guests, resulting in a shift from traditional labour towards tourism. This part of the island will definitely make you feel like a true Cretan.
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