Loutro is one of the smallest seaside towns I’ve ever seen. Shut off from the rest of the island’s road network, this town can only be reached by boat or foot. When you first see Loutro from the ferry, the white buildings beam out like a little oasis against the rugged mountains. Lit by the evening sun, the late-summer landscape looks dry and harsh. The clear turquoise water floating around the town creates an inviting contrast.
Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to stop and have a look around at Loutro on my visit to the south of Crete. We stayed at Chora Sfakion instead. I would love to spend a few days here in the future though. I’d have a good few lazy days and maybe a few ferry or hiking excursions. I would spend my mornings in search of fresh yoghurt and honey. Afternoons would be for a nap, a swim and some reading. Dinner would be at the water’s edge. Time would pass slowly here. In a very good way.
Travel Tip: To get ferry ticket info visit the Anendyk website.
Things to do in Loutro
Here are a few sights I’d like to explore in and around the town of Loutro, given the chance:
• The ruins of Turkiko Kastro
• Church of Sotiros Christou
• Loutro Beach
• Akroyiali Beach Bar
• Likos Beach (a little further afield to the west)
• The church in the centre of town
Or, see them on Google maps.
Places to Stay in Loutro
There are quite a few accommodation options in this town to explore such as:
Travel Tip: Be prepared. Apparently, credit cards are not accepted in Loutro!