Sfakia is an area of ​​southern Crete, located within the prefecture of Chania. A characteristic feature of this area is the natural beauty, as it is surrounded by the slopes of the White Mountains and the numerous gorges that are formed in them, while the south is bathed by the Libyan Sea, thus combining the wild mountain landscape with the sea.

This traditional village has its main port full of taverns, two mini markets, a butcher shop and some bakeries. There is a quiet local beach just west of the village and many pebble beaches. It also has a variety of tourist accommodation: rooms, studios and apartments. The local economy is based on tourism, fishing, olive oil production and sheep and goat farming.

It has two small ports, to which ferries from Agia Roumeli are docked. These ferries move hikers from the Samaria Gorge to take buses to the north coast. They also go from Sfakia to Loutro, Agia Rumeli, Paleochora and Gavdos.