Hotel Alkyon is a family-run hotel, and got its name from the Kingfisher, a small to medium sized brightly coloured bird, of the Halcyionidae family. The Perrakis family the owners has a long tradition of Cretan hospitality, welcoming guests since 1969. Located directly at the harbour front in Sfakia, Hotel Alkyon offers rooms, studios, and apartments with balcony, kitchenette, air conditioning and splendid sea view. All accommodations are cleaned on a daily basis. In addition to a first-floor beachfront patio  where breakfast and beverages are served, Hotel Alkyon features an outdoor café right on Sfakia's waterfront. There is an ATM, and Wifi wireless internet access available at the hotel.
The place in Sfakia where you will be staying has a tiny harbor where boats dock to proceed to villages nearby and the Samaria Gorge. The area is peaceful and has several shops and restaurants that provide excellent food and fine wines.The village is surrounded by a number of naturally occurring beaches that are accessible by boat or foot. There are beaches for nudists among them. For those who enjoy walking and mountain hiking, the southwest region of Crete with its gorges and mountain pathways is a fantastic destination. Public transportation is accessible via boat or local bus. Diving classes and boat trips are available. Chania Airport is 60 km away form the property. If you are searching the unique accommodation south of Chania, Hotel Alkyon in Sfakia is the best place.