Askifou is located in the heart of the White Mountains, you pass through this village on the way from Vrisses to Hora Sfakion on the South coast, and just before you come to the village of Imbros (from where you can walk the Imbros Gorge). There are some excellent tavernas, one of the specialities is “Sfakiani Pita”, a pie filled with cheese and served with aromatic honey. There is also a new, large hotel, mainly frequented by hunters. Attached to the hotel is a farm, amongst others the owners are breeding Cretan horses (Begiri). The village is situated 12 kms from the south coast and 35 kms from the North coast.