The Sfakia Sheep breed originated on the island of Crete. In recent years a number of Sfakia sheep breeders joined the ‘Co-operative of Sfakia Livestock and Olive Oil Producers’ monitored by the Athens CAGR.

Morphological Traits

The Sfakia are a small sized, coarse-woolled, and thin-tailed mountain type sheep.

Productivity traits


Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).


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