Crete’s wild south west
Captain Tom is located at Fragokastelo, on the southern coast of Chania Prefecture, near the southern boarders of Rethymno prefecture, 75km from the city of Chania and 55km from Rethymno city. The name takes after the 14th century old castle/fortress, Castel Franco, which was erected in 1371 by the Venetians on the shore of this untamed land and it is worth the visit, since it is only 1km away from the hotel.
At a shorter distance, just 700 m you will find Orthi Ammos beach which takes its name after the fact that the fine sand has an uphill slope. The waters are crystal clear, there are some basic amenities you can find, however the beauty of the landscape lays on its absolute natural, unspoiled status.
The area is famous for trekking lovers of all levels. The E4 trekking path passes through fascinating gorges, coasts, beaches and cliffhanging views. It is definitely worth visiting the Venetian castle, the chapel of Saint Nikita featuring ancient Greek mosaics, Kallikrati village, the beaches of Kritama and Frangokastello, the gorge of Imvros and of course the infamous Samaria Gorge for a 6 hour downhill trekking .
The entire southern coast is fascinating and it is definitely worth exploring either towards the west and Chora of Sfakia, or towards to east, finding more gorgeous beaches at Rethymno prefecture as well, such as Rodakino, Plakias, Saint Roumeli and Preveli.
Around the area of the hotel, there are delicious local tavernas serving fresh seafood and local meat dishes, super market for your everyday shopping, a bakery and a coffee spot. For more amenities such as a medical center and doctors, you can find at Chora Sfakion (Sfakia), 15km away from the hotel.
- Chania city – 1h.35’, 75km
- International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis – 1h. 41’, 85km
- Souda Port – 1h. 25’, 70km
- Chora Sfakion – 22’ , 15km
- Rethymno city – 1h.15’, 55km