How to get here
Loutro is located 70 km, on the southwest of the city of Chania.
If you are at the airport of Chania or Heraklion, we suggest you rent a car and head to Chora Sfakion. The driving time from Chania is about 75 minutes, while from Heraklion is about 2.5 hours.
At the town of Sfakia, there is a large parking lot, where you may park your car for free, however, for greater safety and faster access to the ships, you may park in the private parking lot of Sfakia, where you will receive all the necessary and valid information, for the itineraries of the ships to Loutro. Indicatively, for more information of the private parking you can visit the following link: (https://easy-parking-chora-sfakion.business.site/).
The next option to visit us upon your arrival, is to grab a taxi directly to Chora Sfakion. Alternatively, if you are looking for the most economical solution, you can use the KTEL of Chania or Heraklion depending on the airport you have arrived at, and from there you will have to change bus to Chora Sfakion.
Please kindly note, that on the entrance of each airport, there is a bus. which takes you to the main bus station.
For more information of the itineraries from the airport to the bus station and then to Chora Sfakion, you may visit the following website: (https://www.e-ktel.com/services/dromologia)
The bus routes from Chania to Sfakia run daily at: 08:30, 11:00, and 14:00, while from Sfakia to Chania run daily at: 07:00, 11:00 and 19:15.
The cost is 8.30 euros and the journey lasts two hours.
If your arrival is in Heraklion, we inform you that there are daily itineraries to Chania every one hour. Your disembarkation takes place in the village “Bryses”, from where you change bus to Chora Sfakion. It is important to pay attention to the bus routes, because the transfers are fast and you may miss the desired bus.
The bus routes from Vrises to Chora Sfakion run daily at: 09.00, 11.30, 14.30.
Once you reach Chora Sfakion, you can come to Loutro either by ANENDYK ships, check: (https://anendyk.gr/), or by sea taxis, check: (http://www.deligiannislines.com) There are many Itineraries throughout the day, lasting only 15 minutes. In addition, let us inform you that there is a boat that leaves from Sougia, Gavdos, Paleochora and Agia Roumeli to Loutro.
If you want a private sea taxi, you may ask for information, when you arrive in Chora Sfakion or you can even contact us and we will be more than happy to give you the relevant information.
It would be an omission if we don’t mention that you may reach loutro on foot! (1.5 hour hiking the path from Chora Sfakion), otherwise you may drive up to Anopoli by car, or by taxi, and get off at Loutro on foot. You could also continue by car, from Anopoli to Finikas, where the road ends, and walk to Loutro (20 minutes walk).
For our most daring visitors, who wish to cross the famous gorge of Samaria and then visit Loutro, there is the possibility to take the boat from Agia Roumeli (arrival from the gorge) to Loutro. This journey takes about 45 minutes.
Whichever way you choose finally, to reach Loutro, it will immediately reward you with its wild beauty combined with the colors of the sea that are visible, even to the naked eye. The deep blue mix with the turquoise and the light blue, and they create such a magical spectacle, that you should not miss.
A well-hidden diamond is waiting for you to explore it!!!