This fishing village, built like an amphitheatre against the sloping terrain, is quiet and dominated by the colours of its paint, namely white, blue and indigo – as a result it feels like a village in the Cyclades.
Its name (Baths) comes from the ruins of such in the neighbourhood that are still visible today; water from these was piped to Anopolis. It provided a haven for the boats from the cities of Aradin (modern Aradaina) and of Anopolis, because of its natural anchorage. It played a decisive role in times of revolt and insurrection.
Because of the lack of a road network, Loutro is suited to those looking for a quiet holiday away from the bustle of urban life.
The beaches here consist of a smaller one, just in front of the old baths, and a larger (Keramos –Tiles) immediately east of the village: both have pebbles and crystal-clear water of a deep blue or green colour. They are organized to a degree.
From Loutro, in the summer months, there runs daily a small boat to the beaches at Marmara and Glyka Nera, and larger ferries leave for Chora Sphakion, Aghia Roumeli (and the Samaria Gorge), Sougia and Palaiochora.
Moving on east, we come to Pervolakia and Timios Stavros beach.
- Tips, Suggestions, Iseful info
- History, Culture
- What to do (Activities)
- What to see (Culture, Nature)
- location Loutro, Sfakia, Chania
- free camping Yes - in some areas
- nudism Yes - in some areas
- beach type Thin Pebble, Pebble
- accommodation Yes - some choices
- dinning Yes - enough choices
- other facilities
Umbrellas, Sun beds, Shower
relevant routes & paths:
Distance: 71 km south of Chania.
By sea: services to Loutro by boat from Chora Sfakion (duration 15 minutes), Paleochora, Agia Roumeli and Sougia.
On foot: From Chora Sfakion or Anopolis (about 1.5 hours).
By car: Get to Chora Sfakion or Paleochora, and from there continue by boat to Loutro.