A real postcard, Loutro is located around 70 km south of Chania (Hania or Chania). For those seeking peace and quiet and the beauty of nature. A small, picturesque fishing village in south-west Crete, which has not yet been affected by mass tourism. For example, there are no big hotels with swimming pools. There are no crowded streets. No cosmopolitan restaurants and beaches. There aren't even any cars!

How to get there
Access is by boat only or, if you prefer, on foot. It's a 1? hour hike on a path from Chora Sfakion or on the path from Anopolis or Aradena. In summer, there are daily ferries, operated by the "Anendyk Seaways" There are several daily ferries to and from Chora Sfakion, Sougia, Gavdos, Paleochora and Agia Roumeli. A practical solution is to drive to Chora Sfakion or Paleochora, leave your car there, and then take the small ferry to Loutro.

To know, to visit, to do
Here, you'll find the rest and peace you're looking for. First there are the beaches, starting with the one at your feet, and then there's the  beautiful Glyka Nera beach to the east of the village. Alternatively, sample the delicious local cuisine. Indulge in reading, and above all walking and, for the bravest, hiking. Particularly the Aradena hike.

To visit in the surroundings
On foot or by taxi-boat, the nearby site of Finikas, the beautiful Marmara beach at the exit of Aradena gorge. Chora Chora Sfakion, and for the sporty, go up to Aradena and Anopolis on foot. Otherwise, the best thing to do is the Aradena Gorge (see our page on Aradena).

A large choice of small family restaurants and hotels

Pictures of Loutro

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by the french guide “Guide du routard”

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