Sfakia Property Guide

What is like to live in Sfakia? Where do locals go? Discover average property prices & insights.

Have you ever been struck speechless by the beauty of a place? Far away from the tourist crowded resorts, with magnificent backdrops and isolated charming villages, with no modern facilities and nightclubs, no ongoing road, but unspoiled nature and outstanding Cretan dishes.

Renowned for its impressive coastal area and its magnificent gorges, the area of Sfakia is the ideal destination to enjoy the authentic life of Crete and soak up the local culture. This corner of Crete has it all, as spectacular amenities – traditional mountain villages, beautiful surroundings, white-sand beaches and modern facilities.

Overflowing with history and exceptional architecture, these delightful little spots situated between the coastline and the impressive White Mountains are always have myriad different things to offer and are waiting to be explored.

The mixture of the authentic and modern Crete seems to draw people in and steal their hearts. The colorful palette of sunsets from the coastline or on the countryside will never disappoint. The whole experience is simply unforgettable …

Helping you buy a property smart

Years of professional and constant activity in the real estate market of Chania have allowed us to create a credible and trustworthy real estate firm which has underpinned the development of an inclusive network locally and internationally.

At ARENCORES we offer a wide range of services to accomplish your various requests and specific needs including the possibility of dedicated property searches if our current public of off-market portfolio fails to offer you the ideal property in Chania.

We undertake detailed checks of the properties we source including their accompanied documents, all of which guarantees a smooth transaction.

Discover all you need to know about house prices, market trends and local life or browse houses and plots for sale in Sfakia area.

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In Sfakia Property Guide you will find information for:

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Do you know the area you want to live?  Do you really know much about the local market? Chania Property Guide is an excellent resource for those interested to buy a property in Chania, Crete. We provide information on market trends and we also support our research with insightful real estate data visualisation from the property market of Chania to facilitate your decision making.

Moreover, to ensure a successful and reliable property purchase process, Chania Property Guide provides a wide range of general advisory matters, including financial and legal advisory.

Where Do The Locals Go?

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In Sfakia you can experience everything from relaxing on the beach to taking a dip in one of the natural hot springs, deep-sea fishing, exploring the magnificent gorges, hiking through the lush mountains and more.

Why Do you Find Sfakia Area a Great Place to Live?


“I love Sfakia. The waters here are so clear and have an amazing color. You can visit Aradaina village by passing the amazing gorge of Aradaina or visit the amazing village of Loutro.

There is also a plethora of good restaurants in the area.”


“Excellent clear blue water for swimming,diving and exploring the caves that are between Marmara and Finikas. After that you can enjoy a nice coffee or e spectacular diner in Chora Sfakion.

I wake up every morning feeling incredibly fortunate to live here.


“A friend once told me that you have to live in Sfakia like you are about to move away: take advantage of all the things you would miss. I feel like I’ve lived in ten different places in the time I lived here.

At different times talking advantage of participating in outdoor activities in Samaria Gorge, other times reveling in Chora Sfakion, riding bikes to the beach. I have no words to describe this place.”


“I have just recently moved to Chania however I lived in Sfakia for three years. Best three years of my life.

There’s so much to do, so many places to explore, so good restaurants to taste real extraordinary Cretan dishes and the perfect place to start your trekking on the White Mountains!”

The Best Beaches Near Sfakia

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Glika Nera Beach


Cosmic and crowded, isolated or adjacent to the seaside resorts of the area, even world-class beaches, other organized and other deserted are sure to win you – besides its natural beauties, the area of Sfakia is famous and for its stunning coastline with crystal clear waters and small pebbles or sand.

About the Region of Sfakia

The mountainous province of Sfakia extends from the Omalos Plateau down to the southern coast, and has some of the island’s most remarkable landmarks, including the world famous Samaria Gorge, the White Mountains and Mt Gingilos (2080m) in the rugged interior.

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Sfakia Property Prices

Property price range

€35,000 – €370,000


Average property value today


Average maisonette price: €137,000
Average detached house price: €185,000


What is your property worth?

Why use ARENCORES to sell your property.

Sfakia Property Guide – Buyers Questions

For more information please read our Buying a Property in Chania Guide.

Chania Property Guide – Helping you Find the Perfect Home

Generally speaking, some real estate agents might not feel happy to discuss the facts. However, receiving a reliable answer will provide you an insight into how really excited they are to sell the property. Let’s say, a property owner moving to another area of the country for work. In this case, the owner will be more likely to sell the property faster than someone who is just moving to another property of different size. In this case, you could even negotiate the selling price due to the urgency of the circumstances.

However, if you are still wondering “What are the costs involved in buying?” or “Apart from the property, what other costs should you budget for?” please read our buying a property in Chania Guide.

This could be the most significant question you ask a real estate agent. The duration of the property in the market provides a magnificent insight concerning the desirability and attractiveness of the property. If the property has been on the market for a half of year or more, ask the agent about the initial selling price, location or possible structural and legalization problems.

However, if you are still wondering about the “Property Legalization Law” or the “Spatial Planning Permits & Environmental Permits in Chania” please read our buying a property in Chania Guide.

Issuing of energy performance certificate is a prerequisite for the property transfer or rental of buildings and has become mandatory since 9.1.2011. To prepare a Deed of Conveyance for any real property transaction Deed, the notaries public or solicitors are obliged by law to cite the EPC’s reference number in the real estate contract and submit an official copy of that document to the authorities. Buyers should be aware of the need for an up-to-date EPC.

However, if you are still wondering about what exactly the EPA involves you can read our detailed article on the Energy Performance Certificate. For more information on the “Property Legalization Law” or the “Spatial Planning Permits & Environmental Permits in Chania” please read our Buying a Property in Chania Guide.

If the property has been on the market for several months, you can propose a new price below the current price. However, this is not always an effective strategy because you never know how low a seller is willing to go. Since there are different motivations for selling the result of the negotiation as- always– is uncertain. Nevertheless, if the seller is willing to negotiate, you could luck out and achieve a magnificent deal.

For more tips about how to negotiate a property please have a look to our Buying a Property in Chania Guide. Moreover, you can always visit our Real Estate Chania website for all the latest Chania real estate trends, house prices and news.

If you find a property you really want to buy, then do not hesitate to ask your real estate agent whether the property seller is ready or not to reduce the selling price. A real estate professional will definitely provide you this critical information even before you make a deal.  However, the most important is your enthusiasm and high willing to acquire this property from the outset.

Many buyers question the importance of property inspections (especially homes). However ARENCORES has the tools and professionalism to take the weight off your shoulders. Residential properties often have undetected problems with roofs, swimming pools, deeds, electricity and even plumbing. ARENCORES lists only certified properties to prevent risks of costly repairs and also mitigate the bureaucracy procedures.

With a dedicated team of engineers, architects, marketing intelligence specialists and law professionals ARENCOS and ARENCORES is the holistic platform to establish property buyer’s trust and confidence.

Finding the property of your dreams, closing the deal and later discovering construction problems or that the neighbour is unsafe or noisy. Investigating the location is a crucial part of our team before advising or suggesting our clients and investors to buying a real estate asset.

We are using intelligent tools and services to acquire a reliable and cost efficient prognosis about the property and its location. Buying a home or plot in Chania real estate market is no small affair. We introduced our Properties Guide as an important tool to facilitate your search and improve your knowledge about the area of interest and the surroundings.

Sfakia Property Guide

The process of buying and selling property in Sfakia, Chania can be complex and often requires highly specialized knowledge. Prospective buyers can read this dedicated Sfakia Property Guide as an additional source of information about the real estate market of Crete.

ARENCORES  is exclusively dedicated to listing, marketing and facilitating others realize their dreams of owning a house, plot or any other commercial or residential property in Chania and Rethymnon, Crete.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? In our database there are several exceptional properties for sale in Sfakia and Chania which are not publicly traded (Off-Market properties). Thus, if you are looking for a house, plot or any other property in the region of Sfakia or in any location in the Prefecture of Chania you can use our off-market properties form or request an appointment.

ARENCORES Property Guides

Finding property for sale in Sfakia isn’t hard. But finding the right property is. Looking for your dream home in Sfakia? A detached house or terraced villa? Discover carefully selected real estate assets in Sfakia and find your perfect property: apartment, house, villa, land plot, commercial property or residential property. In ARENCORES we are using innovative property management, data analytics, intelligent search platforms and virtual tours to find the perfect property in Sfakia wherever in the world.

Chania Real Estate and Property Market News

Discover the key steps to buying or selling a property in Chania. ARENCORES Magazine is is the only real estate magazine in Crete devoted exclusively to Chania Real estate investors. The magazine is distributed to several countries such as Denmark, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Germany and the USA. To request a complimentary copy, please contact us.

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Where Do the Locals Go Images Credits

Cretan Winery Photo by Jana Niggeloh on Unsplash

Sunbathing Photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash

Cretan Cuisine Photo by Nadine Primeau on Unsplash

Hiking Photo by Matthew Jungling on Unsplash


All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only.

The images may do not depict the actual places.

No Rights Reserved.

Beach Images Credits:

Glika Nera Beach Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash

Fragkokastelo Beach Photo by Ines Álvarez Fdez on Unsplash

Marmara Beach Photo by lorenz Narbs on Unsplash

Ilignas Beach Photo by Jordan Steranka on Unsplash

Sfakia Property Guide Disclaimer: Feedback about living in Sfakia has been submitted directly by the public and may not necessarily reflect the views of ARENCORES. The description of ARENCORES was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons license.

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