On the south coast of Crete, a two hour drive over the mountains from Chania and 60 km from Rethymno, is the strange sight of a 14th century fort near the beach, which gives the village of scattered houses its name.
Frangokastello village is strung out alongside long flat fine sandy beaches, wonderful for safe swimming and ideal for children.
The village is on a narrow plain, beneath a mountain backdrop.
There are a number of tavernas, cafes, shops catering for most needs, and some specialist fish restaurants, which are held in high regard by the locals.
The general area is noted for attractive gorges that delight keen walkers, and not far away is Chora Sfakion from where you can take a boat along the south coast to the west.