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Chora Sfakion (Sfakia) in Crete

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Chora Sfakion (Hora Sfakion or Sfakia) is a peaceful tiny village with a small beach and pretty little natural harbour with fishing boats, overlooked by tiered houses, and tavernas which front the sea.

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It is the central town for the region known as Sfakia, which is renowned for its proud and fierce people, whosehospitality is as large as their reputation. Sfakiots struggled to retaintheir freedom from the Venetian, Turkish and German occupations, throughout the centuries and with one look at this largely mountainous area on thesouth-west coast, you know it to be untameable. Thousands of troops were evacuated from here to North Africa after the Battle for Crete in 1941.

Ferry boats arrive and leave the harbour each day to go to other villages and towns along to the west, and late each afternoon, in the summer months, they start arriving with the weary walkers from the Samaria Gorge.

The walkers quickly go on their way, to once again let the village sink into its peaceful reverie.

 


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Amorgos is an island with white houses, crystal clear water and a peaceful atmosphere: it is no coincidence that Luc Besson chose to shoot the first part of  the film The BigBlue here. Once only visited by the occasional backpacker, Amorgos has become quite an "trendy" island since the film was released, and it is no surprise that you will find more French holidaymakers here than usual. It is one of the the easternmost islands of the Cyclades, located southeast of Naxos, Ios northeast of Ios and north of Anafi. The coastline is 112 kilometres. Amorgos is generally mountainous, rocky and rough, with very few residents and high hills and mountains, the highest are Mt Krikello (826 m) and Mt Saint Elias (648 m) . 
The people engaged in agriculture, fisheries and shipping. The few products of Amorgos are cereals, wine, oil, figs and tobacco all excellent especially the tobacco and beans are in demand. Also fine are the dairy products. In recent years, the beauties of Amorgos are attracting more and more Greeks and foreign tourists.

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