The small resort village of Sfakaki belongs to the prefecture of Rethymno. It is most suitable for family holidays. Hotels are mainly represented by small guest houses offering accommodation in apartments. Each has swimming pools, often with children’s bathing compartments. The sea is open, the shore is constantly blowing, which is very pleasing to fans to swing on the waves. There is a regular bus service through the village with nearby villages and towns. This is convenient for those who wish to visit local attractions.
Some of the historically significant places can be reached on foot. For example, two kilometers from the village there is the ancient monastery of Arsaniou and the dilapidated temple of Zoodochos Pigi (life-giving spring). The excavations of Eleftherna are 9 km away. Here you can see the olive tree, which was planted in the 5th century BC. It will be interesting to go or walk to the house-museum of Polyos. This is a monument of Greek architecture and life. You can stay in Sfakaki in numerous hotels, but the best conditions are provided by hotels included in the TOP-11 rating.
The comfortable apartments are 500 metres from the village’s main bus stop. The apartment has a bedroom, a living room with a kitchen, a bathroom with a shower. The highlight is a large terrace with garden furniture installed on it and a Jacuzzi bath. The standard package includes free Wi-Fi, safe, iron with ironing board, hairdryer, first aid kit. The hotel can assist with car rental arrangements and the most popular hiking trails. If you want to dine elsewhere in the evening, the Dimitris restaurant is half a kilometer away. It is rightly considered the No. 1 tavern in Sfakaki. Takeaway or delivery food can be ordered.
“This hotel has special facilities to be aware of. Upon arrival, a deposit (cash) is taken, the amount must be clarified when booking. The money is returned when you leave, if there is no mess in the apartment and nothing is broken. Otherwise, no surprises. Parking space is allocated for cars» Elena
Guest house for vacation is marked by five stars of comfort. The conditions should satisfy even the most demanding guests. The hotel is managed by the well-known European company NOVASOL. This is a hotel operator that builds luxury villas for short-term holidays in European countries. The total area of the hotel is 390 sq. m. It has 4 bedrooms, a fully equipped large kitchen, a dining area is in the house itself, the other is taken out on a terrace next to the green lawn and barbecue area. The yard is fully landscaped. There is a swimming pool, sun loungers are installed, from the hot sun you can hide under the canopy or canopy of the building. The nearest restaurant is 500 metres away.
“The newest building, everything is clean, neat, the equipment is modern. Staff speaks all languages of the world» Eugene
The villa is represented by Think Villa. The house has 5 bedrooms, which can be ideal for large families or friendly groups of friends. You can come here without a car, as the entire resort infrastructure is within walking distance. Not far from the hotel there is a landscaped sandy beach, restaurants, bars, a bakery and a supermarket are nearby. Meals can be arranged by guests. To do this, the house has a large kitchen with a dining set. Tables are also placed on the lawn. Sun loungers/parasols are set by the pool. A field for mini-football is prepared for children. Parking and internet are free. Unlike the two previous hotels, you can come here with pets. You do not need to pay for their accommodation.
“Villa Malena is even better than in the photos! I stayed there with a group of 8 friends and we were all very impressed with the facilities, cleanliness and space in the villa. The garden surrounding the pool is as beautiful as the view from all the windows” kbishma, United Kingdom
The location of this aparthotel compares favorably with the rest in that one of the central roads leads to it. The complex is located on a hill, from where amazing views of the sea open. A convenient descent leads to the beach. The rooms have a balcony, a kitchenette with an electric stove, a fridge and a kettle. In the courtyard closed from prying eyes there is a swimming pool. There is also a seating area with sun loungers, umbrellas and canopies. Wi-Fi works only in public places. For air conditioning do not need to pay extra only in August, when it is included in the price. Studios, family apartments and economy rooms are provided. Parking is free.
“Great location! Good entrance, parking, but during the rest of the car can not be used. The village’s main taverns are a 5-minute walk away. The beach is literally 100 meters away. The territory is private, guarded” Alexey
Radamanthy’s Aparthotel is 100 metres from the village centre and its main shops. This is a building with comfortable apartments and a well-organized seating area. The rooms have a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, dining furniture. A shared lounge is located on the rooftop. It is a spacious terrace with sun loungers, parasols and beautiful panoramic views. The pool is located in the courtyard. Next to it are sun loungers for sunbathing, as well as a children’s playground. The building has a small billiard room, a room for board games, a bar, parking is free.
“It’s not boring. Guests are always resting in the games room. The staff is very attentive, a large selection of board games, the bar serves good cocktails and coffee. The pool is clean!” Kestutis, United Kingdom
Not all hotels in Sfakaki serve breakfast in the morning. “Hotel Grace” is a pleasant exception to the rule. According to the level of comfort, the service reaches 3 stars. It features an outdoor pool and the beach is within the hotel’s garden. It offers 12 rooms with balconies and a private patio, a bathroom, an equipped kitchenette (stove, kettle, fridge). In the courtyard of the hotel there is a stone brazier for cooking on coals, although the owner does not like to let guests to it. He himself will prepare the products that guests bring, and as a compliment can do it for free. The owner often gives his guests something from his cellar for goodbye. For example, a bottle of rakia or olive oil.
“The beach is a 10 minute walk away. The descent is not very steep, so the ascent is not difficult. The hotel is a family business. The owners are very friendly people, well cooked. I do not advise you to refuse dinner, but on the contrary, to include it in the price and arrange half board. Harry and Georgia can be asked for everything you need to create comfort. For example, a mosquito repellent or an additional pillow” Alla, Estonia
The two-storey hotel is 200 metres from Sfakaki Main Bus Stop. It offers 16 studios and apartments with balconies, a kitchen and a bathroom with shower. The outdoor pool has a separate children’s shallow area. Within walking distance is the beach, where sea turtles swim to breed. Just in the summer, small turtles are born. From the hotel it is convenient to go to any historically significant point of the coast of Crete, visit the sights, get acquainted with ancient traditions. The owner of the hotel allows pets to come, for their accommodation payment is not charged, as well as for parking the car.
“It’s quiet and peaceful, few tourists, which is clearly depressing to the owner. But we like it. No one bothers to relax, go to the beach, where it is also not very crowded” Martin, Czech Republic
From the owners, staff and their client orientation depends on how comfortable the rest of the resort will be. “Sunrise” has a special attitude to its standing. This is a comfortable apartment,maybe a little outdated in terms of arrangement, but very nice and cozy. All rooms have balconies or access to a common floor terrace. The seating area is well designed. There is a swimming pool with a children’s section, sun loungers with umbrellas in the open air, furnished terraces, a bar and an outdoor room for collective viewing of movies/matches/concerts. The hotel likes to stay business travelers who come to the island on business and looking for a secluded place.
“The room is clean, with Wi-Fi just trouble! If the owners do not solve the issue with communication, they will lose customers. Otherwise, it’s a great place with a beach and inexpensive taverns. You can cook yourself, there is a kitchen» Rafał, Poland
Many hotels are located on the first coastline. «Ekavi» offers cozy rooms with daily payment. The fund includes standard rooms, studios and apartments. It offers guests – adult and children’s pools, bar, restaurant. Buffet breakfast is included in the accommodation. The kitchen prepares Greek dishes, and a diet menu is available upon prior request. Staff accept food delivery orders. Parasols and beach loungers are available for a fee. Public parking is available nearby, no need to reserve space. Cars are put on empty seats.
“The room has a nice balcony with outdoor furniture. The bar and restaurant are well served, the menu is varied. The atmosphere is calm, quiet, no one is making noise.” Hlmarshall, Netherlands
The three-star hotel offers double and family rooms with a separate bedroom. The fund has 41 rooms with balconies. The distance to the sea is 200 m. On the shore there is a private beach with a bar. The hotel complex consists of several two and four-storey blocks. In the main building there is a reception, a restaurant, a mini-market, a lounge, a library and an internet corner. Free Wi-Fi is available in the pool lounge area and other public areas. Between the second and third buildings there is a children’s playground. Breakfast is served in the morning in the bar-restaurant. Lunch and dinner can be ordered à la carte in the main restaurant of the Thalassi Hotel.
“Helpful staff, decent pool. The restaurant does not have a very rich menu. Dinner is decent. To the beach you need to go through an underground passage. The sea is just behind the roadway” Judith, UK
The complex of comfortable villas is located a couple of kilometers from the beach of Adelianos Kampos. Each house has 2 bedrooms, living room with kitchen. Here it is quite possible to comfortably accommodate 5 people. In the yard there is a swimming pool, barbecue area, patio. From household appliances there is a washing machine, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher. The living room has a seating area and a large TV. You can play billiards, tennis, walk to local attractions. For entertainment, the hotel provides board games, books, babysitting services are available for an additional fee.
“It’s a very convenient option for a family holiday. Of course, you need a car, otherwise it will be difficult to get to the beach or entertainment centers with children. The owner is very attentive. It can solve any problem. The villa is very clean, all the equipment is in good working order. We rested for two weeks and will definitely come again.” Kathrin, Germany
Hotels in Sfakaki offer conditions for not very demanding tourists. If there is a desire to really spend a vacation in a good place and relax from the bustle of the city, then it is best to pay a little more expensive and rent a separate villa in the complex EVELAND ACCESSIBLE VILLAS. The most comfortable place near the sea and the beach is grambella Sunset Spa Suite.