• 50 km from Chania (40 min)
  • 48 km from Rethymnon (40 min)
  • 25 km from Georgiopouli Beach (25 min)
  • 23 km from Chora Sfakion Beach (25 min)
  • 35 km from Frangokastello Beach (35 min)
  • 45 km from Aradaina (45 min)
  • 40 km from Souda Bay Harbor (35 min)
  • 55 km from Chania Airport (50 min)
  • 17 km from the National Road (20 min)


Askifou is ideal place for relaxation and entertainment via seasonal agricultural activities. We suggest some of them:

  • You can visit Koule, a 19th century Osman fort that has remained from the Turkish occupation of Crete and is situated Νorth Εast of the village.
  • Walk in the alleys of the village or cross the plain with one of our bikes and visit our family’s distillery (rakokazano).
  • Pay a visit to the War Museum, which is a private collection with objects from the 1st and the 2nd World War.
  • Try horse riding with an original "georgalidiko" (cretan pedigree) horse!
  • If you are fun of hunting and shooting, a visit to the shooting-gallery or the surrounding mountains is a must.
  • You can treck from Askifou up to Asfendou village through an old path (50΄ approximately).
  • Cross the Imbros gorge that ends to Komitades village by the sea and enjoy your swimming in one of the beautiful Sfakian beaches.
  • Follow the E4 path that crosses the White Μountains starting from Askifou plateau and hiking the all-year-round snowed peaks Kastro (2.223m) and Fanari (2.100m). It is an astonishing route for mountain climbers. There is a shelter that is reachable by car in Tavris plateau 7,5 km up from Askifou (1.100m).
  • If you are keen on extreme sports, dare the deepest jump in Balkans (bungee jumping) (138m deep) from Aradena’s bridge (June-July-August) and live a breathtaking, unforgettable experience!



Panorama - Lentaris Bros.

Askifou, Sfakia, Crete

Phone: +30 28250 95492


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