Hora Sfakion in detail

Flights & getting there

Boat

Hora Sfakion is the eastern terminus for the south-coast Anendyk ferry route. Ferries run to Paleohora (€20.70), Loutro (€6, 20 minutes), Agia Roumeli (€12.50, one hour) and Sougia (€16.20). Boats make extended stops in Agia Roumeli to accommodate Samaria Gorge hikers. Ferries may be cancelled in bad weather, so be careful not to get stuck in landlocked Agia Roumeli or Loutro. There are also two to three boats per week to/from Gavdos Island via Loutro and Agia Roumeli (€21.20, four hours). Some ferries carry vehicles (to Sougia with car one way/return €29/50, to Paleohora €36.40, reservation required). There are also ferries direct to Gavdos Island from Hora Sfakion from July to early September (€21.20, 2½ hours).

Schedules vary seasonally, so always check ahead. Often boats only run as far as Agia Roumeli, where you must change for another ferry to Sougia and Paleohora.

Day trippers to Gavdos Island can take the Gavdos Cruises fast boat departing at 10.10am and returning from Gavdos at 5pm. The journey takes one hour.

There's a daily small ferry to Sweetwater Beach (per person return €8). A boat taxi for up to six people costs €25 to Sweetwater and €40 to Loutro.

Bus

KTEL buses leave from the square up the hill above the municipal car park. Schedules change seasonally; check online. In summer there are three daily services to/from Hania (€8.30, 1¾ hours) and to/from Frangokastello (€2.30, 30 minutes).

Car

The municipal car park is at the entrance to town; there’s also parking near the ferry quay.