Drosoulites and the place with the beautiful Venetian castle next to the Libyan Sea are in the area of Sfakia, in the south-western side of Crete of the Chania prefecture.

There are many rooms to let, taverns, cafeterias and mini markets in the area.

Fragokastelo is built in the south of the plateau of the Lefka Mountains, in the east of Sfakia and in the west of Plakias. The Kallikratis plateau and gorge is very near. The coastal settlement is 75 kilometers from Chania and 104 kilometers from Heraclion.

The magnificent sandy beaches with the blue water are also a feature of the area.

It is an ideal destination for those that prefer peaceful holidays.


Many beautiful beaches are in Fragokastelo of the former Sfakia district in the Chania prefecture. The frequent strong winds are a negative of the area. A small port is built near the Fragokastelo castle of the settlement.

The central beach of the settlement is in the east of the port of the settlement, in front of the imposing and famous castle from which the name of the area came from. The beach is organized, sandy and with swallow seawater.

The Vatalos beach is in the west of the central beach. It is a long, sandy and rocky (in some parts) beach.

The beautiful Orthi Ammos (i.e. standing sand) beach is in the east. The name of the beach came from the large sand dunes that you should pass in order to visit it.