Ε4.14 Loutro - Chora Sfakion

Additional Info

  • path length 6 km
  • duration 2 hours
  • suggested period All year round
  • difficulty level Route with minor difficulties
  • markers' type E4
  • Region Sfakia (Chania)

E4 Trail Map

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Trail Vertical Alignment

Trail Detailed Description

We leave Loutro (1), climbing up to the old abandoned house on the east side of the settlement.

The very distinct path passes by a shrine and goes along the slope, with the sea down below.

The path which ascends to Anopoli starts at the point where the shrine is.

Having walked on the slope for about 1,8 km, we come to a small cove (2), we then descend to the beach and immediately after we climb towards the ridge of the small cape Pounta (3), where there is a picturesque chapel.

After the ridge of Poúnta, we descend to the Glika Nera beach (4), the name of which derives from the fresh waters that spring from the seabed (in Greek: γλυκάνερά- glyka nera = fresh waters). 

The path passes along the beach of Glika Nera; then, for the next 600 m, we walk along the rocky coast, up to a point where we climb a scree area and a difficult rocky section of the steep slope. Immediately after, we cross the dry bed of a small stream and go uphill for 250 m; then, we reach the asphalt road (5), which we follow eastwards.

After 1,9 km on the asphalt road, we reach Chora Sfakion (6).

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