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SFAKIA - CRETE
Studios and Apartments STAVRIS
located at the beach - direct sea view
Frangokastello: It took its name from the Venetian castle built there in 1371. Here you find several taverns, shops and apartments, like Apartments Stavris. Frangokastello lies in the South West of Crete, in a natural plain boarding the sea, with many olive trees. The White Mountains surround this plain in the North. Just behind the fortress there is a nice sandy beach, with rented beds and umbrellas. There water stays knee deep for about 50 meters, so a nice place for children to play.
In 1828 a celebrated battle for independence was fought against the Turks at Frangokastello. Hundreds of Sfakiots led by Hadzi Michali Daliani, a Greek adventurer attempting to spread the War of Independence from the mainland to Crete. Instead of hiding in the mountains, as most rebels did in this area, he stayed in the castle with his soldiers. Unfortunately, they were massacred and their martyrdom became legendary. Locals will claim that to this day, on or around the 17th of May, the ghosts of Daliani and his army march from the castle in the soft light of dawn. They are called 'drossoulites', or dew shadows.
© Bob Roberts UK - Frangokastello Beach
© Erno - Frangokastello Castle 1371
© Erno - Frangokastello
© Erno - Frangokastello 2009
For over 40 years we are providing holiday accommodation in our Hotel in Chora Sfakion.
I've just returned from a holiday in Crete (Studios Stavris, Frangokastello) with a couple of vegetarian friends. They were amazed at the choice that was available to them (they do occasionally eat fish - although their recourse to this was not a matter of neccessity.) At first, we thought that our host (Aristotelis Perrakis) was being diplomatic when he told us that all the eating places were good. He was, however, merely being accurate. We found the Vrahos to be of particular merit for vegetarian dishes, (dolmades, stuffed peppers, tomatoes, abergines, artichokes, spinach pie to name a few) with the Oasis and Flisvos providing excellent fish. I've found the south coast to be rather better than the north in this regard. Food aside - a brilliant holiday!
S., UK, Aug. 2000
now found time to let you know how much we enjoyed our
stay at Studios Stavris.
Bryan and Julie, UK, July 2004
Frangokastello is a charming, peaceful and traditional village on the southwest coast of Crete. It offers splendid sandy beaches, as you can see on the pictures above. The water is getting deeper very slowly, so this is the ideal spot for parents to let their children play in the sea. Even 50 meters outside in the sea the water is only knee deep.
Frangokastello is 75 kilometers from Chania airport and 150 kilometers from Heraklion airport.
An ideal spot for a relaxing family holiday, far away from mass tourism.
Frangokastello has about 20 restaurants and tavernas, in and around the village. There are shops, and minimarkets for your shopping.
You can find a map of Frangokastello with all the tavernas on it here:
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Studios/ Apartments Stavris
Frangokastello - Crete - Greece
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Last update: 31 January, 2013
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