Fragokastello is located in the Sfakia region, on the south coast of western Crete, 13 kilometers east of Chora Sfakion and west of Plakias. Fragokastello is a small seaside settlement with a few houses and several rooms and apartments for tourists. It is known for the Venetian castle of the same name that is preserved in very good condition, its beautiful beaches and the Drosoulites, the ghosts that appear in Fragokastello every May. However, over the centuries the area has produced great monuments, few of which survive today. Many were destroyed in the wars and revolutions that took place in the area and the stones from their ruins were used to build the castle. Frangokastello is located in an unexpectedly flat small plain, behind which rise the eastern White Mountains with the gorge and the plateau of Kallikratis.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou