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Sfakiotes (Greek: Σφακιώτες) is a former municipality on the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lefkada, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is landlocked and located in the northern part of the island, just south of Lefkada. It has a land area of 30.494 km² and a population 1,862 (2001 census). The seat of the municipality was in the town of Lazarata (pop. 454). Other larger villages are Exántheia (pop. 374), Kávallos (307), Pinakochóri (247), and Spanochóri (219). The municipal name owes its origin to its first inhabitants who came from Sfakia and Chora Sfakion in the island of Crete. The municipal unit also features the Melissa gorge, one of the most beautiful points of interests on the island.


The municipal unit Sfakiotes is subdivided into the following communities:

Division of the municipality


The town is twinned with:

Italy Leverano, Italy,

Year Population
1991 1,873
2001 1,862


^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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