Loutro is a seaside settlement of Sfakia, in southwest Crete. It is located west of Chora Sfakion and east of Agia Roumeli, known from the Samaria Gorge, 74 km from Chania.

A small picturesque fishing village, a natural harbor with no road, no big hotels – businesses and swimming pools. Although a popular destination, it has not been spoiled by mass tourism. Small family-run businesses offer the best for their visitor.

The Area

If you love the sea, Bath is your paradise! Crystal clear blue waters are there and waiting for you to dive, bike and canoe. You can visit beautiful beaches (either on foot or by boat), Glika Nera, Timios Stavros, Pervolakia, Marmara .. (some are organized beaches, others are not.)

A day boat ride to Gavdos, the southernmost island of Europe or to Agia Roumeli (well-known places: Samaria Gorge – Agios Pavlos)

Hiking in Loutro will also reward you. The E4 path, either towards Agia Roumeli or Sfakia, double on the Libyan Sea is unique. You can go to Anopolis, visit Agia Catherine and explore the Aradaina Gorge, as well as the Samaria Gorge.

For the nearest distances you can visit the old tower at the top of Loutro, next to the Venetian cistern, the mill and just below Kastella. It is worth visiting the 2 churches around the village, Agios Charalambos and Agios Antonios, as well as the 2 small seaside villages to the west of Loutro, Finikas and Likos.


In Loutro the visitor can do all the things mentioned above, as well as rent a boat to explore the unique natural beaches of Southwest Crete.

Also, diving, whether it is a skilled diver or a first-time diver. The diving school in Sfakia (notos mare) offers a unique experience.