One of the many gorges of the Sfakia district is Sfakiano. It is a beautiful gorge that starts 2 kilometers in the east of Chora, from the Niato plateau, near the Askifos settlement and ends to the Plakakia beach in the Libyan sea.
The small Agios Pavlos church is near the entrance of the gorge and was built by the residents of Sfakia in 1407. The route is on wild rocks. The gorge is in a wild natural landscape with steep rocks and rich flora (oak, pine and cypress trees).
The gorge is about 6.5 kilometers and 3 hours long and easy.
The road to Chora Sfakion is in the exit of the gorge, in Porolagos and, after some meters, the Filaki beach.