A real postcard, Loutro is located about 70 km south of Chania (Hania or Chania). For those who are looking for peace and beauty of nature. A small picturesque fishing village in the southwest of Crete, which has not yet been touched by mass tourism. For example, there are no big hotels with swimming pools, there are no crowded streets, no restaurants and cosmopolitan beaches, there are not even any cars!
How to get there
The access is only by boat or, if you want, on foot (1.5 hours walk on a path from Chora Sfakion or on the path from Anopolis or Aradena. In summer, there are daily ferries, of the company " 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 will find the rest and peace you are looking for. First the beaches, starting with the one at your feet, and then the beautiful Glyka Nera beach east of the village. Otherwise, enjoy the tasty local cuisine, indulge in reading, and especially walking, and for the most courageous, hiking, especially that of Aradena.
To visit in the surroundings
On foot or by taxi-boat, the nearby site of Finikas, the beautiful Marmara beach at the exit of the Aradena gorge, the village of 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
Top 10 in Crete: Loutro – Elafonisi – Falasarna – Balos – Chania – Samaria gorge – Rethymnon – Knossos – Agios Nikolaos – Vai Beach