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Φαράγγι του Ίλιγγα 2933 hits
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Γλυκά Νερά 2922 hits
Glyka or Glika Nera beach (Sweet Water) is one of the loveliest beaches in Crete, with no umbrellas or other facilities but with clear blue-green waters in which to cool off after the hot sun.

The sea here is quite cold, due to the icy mountain water that rises in the sea and the sand.

The beach is located between Loutro village and Chora Sfakion. 

This water is clean and perfectly drinkable. On the beach you’ll find a small canteen serving refreshments and fast food. Unfortunately there is no shade anywhere on the beach, but you can rent an umbrella from the canteen.

Avoid sitting too close to the cliff because of the risk of rockfalls. Finally, be aware that the beach is popular with nudists, so if you object to the practice you had better avoid the spot.

Access from Chania is possible by public bus and rented or private car and motorbike till Chora SfakionAccess from Loutro, on foot (50 minutes), or by private boat.

 
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Ίλιγγας 2870 hits
At a distance of 74 kilometers from Chania at the South, and 2 kilometers far from Chora Sfakion at the West, Ilingas beach is a beautiful pebbly beach with very clear water and a large cave, which may give you some shade, as no other natural shade is available. 

The beach is not very organized, but in recent years you can find some amenities, like sun beds and parasols, and also a small tavern by the beach that also serves cold water, refreshments and coffee.

One of the great advantages of Ilingas beach is that it’s not affected by the seasonal winds of Crete and the Aegean Sea, the well known “meltemia”, as they are called in Greek. That means you can swim in Ilingas beach even when the winds are high!

Ilingas beach is easily accessible from Hora Sfakion. The beach is located about 2 kilometres west of the village. If you have a car or motorbike, you can take the road to the beach – the trip is very short, lasting only about 5 minutes – and then walk the last 200 – 300 metres to the beach. If you don’t have a vehicle, you can get to the beach from Hora Sfakion on foot after about 30-40 minutes.

It is located at the exit of the Iligas or Ilingas gorge, at a wild natural scenery. Just after Ilingas beach is the start of the E4 path leading to Glyka Nera beach and on to Loutro. Glyka Nera is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete.

Keep in mind that Ilingas is one of the beaches in Crete that is also popular with naturists. Generally, most of the best secluded beaches in Crete have a smaller or bigger corner reserved for naturists!
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Οροπέδιο Ανώπολης 2804 hits
The plateau of Anopolis is situated right above Loutro, at an altitude of approximately 600m. It is a fertile plain, cooler than the coastal areas in the summer and is the traditional heartland of the region of Sfakia. 

From the plateau of Anopolis one has an exceptional view of the south side of the Lefka Ori. Climbs of the highest peaks of the Lefka Ori, at 2,500 metres, start from here. The view of the mountains is particularly impressive in the spring when they are covered in snow. The area is protected from the north winds and it has very mild weather all winter. This area of the Lefka Ori is also famous for its rare wild flowers that can be seen in the spring.

The only road leading to Anopolis is the 12 km serpentines road from Hora Sfakion. The road was recently reconstracted. You can visit anopoli with a bus as well. The bus departs around 4.00pm from Hora Sfakion and returns from Anopolis at around 6.30am. You can also get a taxi from Hora Sfakion which will take you to Anopolis in 10 minutes.

About 2 km west of Anopolis, the abandoned village of Aradena offers beautiful examples of ancient Cretan architecture. The impressive gorge of Aradena is some 19 km west of Chora Sfakion on the road to Anopolis and Agios Ioannis. It starts from the southern slopes of the White Mountains, north of the abandoned village of Aradena and ends at the Libyan Sea near the beautiful beach of Marmara, a little west of Loutro.

 
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Archaeological site of Anopolis: The archaeological site covers a large area and is surrounded by fortified walls. It includes the foundations of several houses, a large basin and probably the foundations of a big temple. Many walls of 1-3 m of height are preserved. Most of them are built with unprocessed rocks, while others are made with shaped stones. The visible ruins reach to the south until the chapel of Aghia Aikaterini, were one can see a part of the Ottoman fortress.The houses found in the area were either built in clusters forming neighbourhoods, or were isolated farm houses. Also, coffer-like graves from the roman period, have been discovered in the area, while the cemetery of the ancient town is located between the Limnia and Pavliana settlements.From 1987 to 1988, Greek and Canadian archaeologists carried a land surface research, discovering several protominoan locations in the Anopolis area, in altitudes between 600 and 800 m. About 2 km west of Anopolis, the abandoned village of Aradena offers beautiful examples of ancient Cretan architecture.


The only road leading to Anopolis is the 12 km serpentines road from Hora Sfakion. The road was recently reconstracted. You can visit Anopoli with a bus as well.


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Παραλία Λουτρό 2778 hits

Loutro by Sfakia mountains has a lot too offer, the most pleasant thing is the complete quietness and silence of the small coastal village, there are no cars or mopeds at all here and the village remains quiet even during the summer months. 
The beach is next to the village and is rarely full, and if you will easily find more beaches just a short stroll or hike around the coastline. Loutro lies on the south coast of Chania Prefecture in west Crete, between Chora Sfakion and Agia Roumeli, the exit to the Samaria Gorge. The village of Loutro is unique in Crete, hardly touched by tourism the village is completely cut off from any roads, and can only be reached by travelling on a boat via the small harbour or walking the small paths to the villages.

How to get to LoutroThe only way to get to Loutro is by ferry from Chora Sfakion. The boat leaves the harbour at Chora Sfakion, travels past the steep coastline with its caves and cliffs dropping sheer into the deep blue water, and enters the calm bay of Loutro. You can also walk from Chora Sfakion to Loutro ( 2 hours)



Activities in Loutro

If at some point you do get bored of sunning yourself, drinking cold beers and looking lazily at the sea, Loutro offers a wide range of fun choices providing a little exercise:- A short walk to the Turkish fortress or a stroll to the ruins of the Venetian castle of Loutro.- Hire a canoe and paddle around Loutro bay.- Take the morning boat to the nearby beaches of Marmara and Glyka Nera. Glyka Nera is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete and is usually popular with naturists.- Walk along the path to Glyka Nera. It’s an easy route and takes about an hour.- Walk to Marmara, about one and a half hours away.- Walk up to Anopolis along the path starting on the east side of Loutro. You climb up to about 700 metres above sea level, with the stunning view unfolding before you all the way.- Take the ferry to Agia Roumeli - Samaria Gorge in Chania and walk up the Samaria Gorge. This is known as the “lazy way”, as it’s only 3.5 km from Agia Roumeli to the “Sideroportes” (Iron Gates), the narrowest point of the gorge.- If you love adventure and extreme sports, you can enjoy a plunge into nothingness by bungee jumping from the high bridge over the Aradena gorge.- If you prefer a bit of a trek, walk along the spectacular and still lonesome Aradena gorge. Start in Loutro, walk up to Anopoli, follow the paved road to Aradena. The entrance is just after the high bridge. and the exit is at Marmara beach from where you can return to Loutro along the coast path. This trip may take more than six hours (breaks not counted), and in July or August when it is really hot, only experienced walkers should start on this trip. Some returning visitors find this the finest hike you can do in the area.

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Λουτρό 2774 hits

The seaside of village is located at a distance of about 74 km. south of Chania, at the end of Cape Mouri. It is believed that this was the site of the ancient city of Finikas, and was the port of ancient Anopolis. Later, it became the winter time port of the town of Sfakia, due to the fact that the enclosed bay and the small island in its entrance create a natural harbor where ships can be safe even at very bad weather conditions. The only access is by boat or as you wish, by foot ! Loutro is a place for those people who want something different. For example there are no big hotels with swimming pools. There are no overcrowded streets, restaurants and beaches, there are no cars!!. A small picturesque fishing village in south west Crete, not yet spoilt by mass tourism. Discover the beautiful beaches like glyka nera ( sweet water ),timios stavros, pervolaki, marmara, (the most are naturist beach) and enjoy the sun, sea and peaceful tranquility. Here you will find the rest and peace you are looking for and if you want there are lots of things to do ! Enjoy walking in the scenic, unspoilt mountain countryside with its valleys and gorges. of course you never think about the weather forecast , the weather is almost always warm and sunny. The great high mountains on the north side of the village give a big protection during the seasons. The people are friendly and hospitable and will always be there for you. The village was named ("Loutro" means "bath" in Greek) after the baths which have been found in the area and from which water was directed to nearby Anopolis. Among the older buildings that you can see here, you will find the Municipal Building used by the first government, in 1821.From Loutro you can visit the ruins of the ancient town of Aradena, with the Byzantine Church of Archangel Michael as well as the ruins of ancient Anopolis.

 

Loutro lies upon a south seashore of Chania Prefecture in west Crete, in between Chora Sfakion as well as Agia Roumeli, a exit to a Samaria Gorge. The total area is well well known as Sfakia as well as a inhabitants, a Sfakians, have been fierce, unapproachable towering dwellers. They have taken partial in each onslaught opposite a unfamiliar invaders of Crete, either Venetian, Turkish or German. 

Loutro is a tiny place though it as well has a abounding history. This is a site of a very old city of Phoenix, an critical gulf in Hellenistic as well as Roman times. Today zero stays of very old Phoenix solely a name recorded by a tiny encampment in a brook west of Loutro.

Later a Sfakian pirates used Loutro as a den from which to conflict a ships sailing south of Crete. The Venetians managed to expostulate out a Saracens as well as fortified Loutro with a tiny outpost whose hull have been still manifest today. Another outpost recorded in improved condition in Loutro is justification of a Turkish participation here.

The customarily approach to get to Loutro is by packet from Chora Sfakion. There is no highway there, which is partial of a singular charm. The vessel leaves a gulf during Chora Sfakion, travels past a tall seashore with a caves as well as cliffs dropping perfect in to a low blue water, as well as enters a ease brook of Loutro where a quarrel of white houses comes in to view, crowning a tiny beach dim in a arms of a Sfakia mountains.

Every residence in Loutro gives a sense which it’s perplexing to fist in subsequent to a sea. In Loutro we splash your coffee, eat as well as nap subsequent to a sea. From your window we can gawk out during a turquoise sea in a daytime as well as watch a moon reflected in a ease dim waters during night. Swim from a tiny pebble beach, have a drink in a taverna, suffer a assent as well as still as well as feel a highlight as well as tensions of bland hold up warp divided in to a serene water.

If during a small indicate we do get wearied of sunning yourself, celebration cold beers as well as seeking lazily during a sea, Loutro offers a far-reaching operation of fun choices upon condition that a small exercise:

A reduced travel to a Turkish fortress.

A wander to a hull of a Venetian castle.

Hire a dug-out as well as paddle around Loutro bay.

Take a sunrise vessel to a circuitously beaches of Marmara as well as Glyka Nera. Glyka Nera is a single of a many pleasing beaches in Crete as well as is customarily renouned with nudists.

Walk along a trail to Glyka Nera. It’s an easy track as well as takes about an hour.

Walk to Marmara, about a single as well as a half hours away.

Walk up to Anopoli along a trail starting upon a easterly side of Loutro. You stand up to about 700 metres on top of sea level, with a overwhelming perspective maturation prior to we all a way.

Take a packet to Agia Roumeli as well as travel up a Samaria Gorge. This is well well known as a “lazy way”, as it’s customarily 3.5 km from Agia Roumeli to a “Sideroportes” (Iron Gates), a narrowest indicate of a gorge.

If we adore journey as well as impassioned sports, we can suffer a thrust in to extinction by bungee jumping from a tall overpass over a Aradena Gorge.

If we cite a bit of a trek, travel along a Aradena Gorge. The opening is only past Anopoli as well as a exit is during Marmara beach, from where we can lapse to Loutro along a seashore path. 

 

Loutro lies on the south coast of Chania Prefecture in west Crete, between Chora Sfakion and Agia Roumeli, the exit to the Samaria Gorge.

The whole area is known as Sfakia and the inhabitants, the Sfakians, are fierce, proud mountain dwellers. They have taken part in every struggle against the foreign invaders of Crete, whether Venetian, Turkish or German.

HistoryLoutro is a small place but it too has a rich history. This is the site of the ancient city of Phoenix, an important harbour in Hellenistic and Roman times. Today nothing remains of ancient Phoenix except the name preserved by the small village in the bay west of Loutro. Later the Saracen pirates used Loutro as a lair from which to attack the ships sailing south of Crete. The Venetians managed to drive out the Saracens and fortified Loutro with a small fortress whose ruins are still visible today. Another fortress preserved in better condition in Loutro is evidence of the Turkish presence here.

 

Loutro Village in West Crete Loutro Village in West Crete Loutro Village in West Crete 

How to get to LoutroThe only way to get to Loutro is by ferry from Chora Sfakion. There is no road there, which is part of its unique charm. The boat leaves the harbour at Chora Sfakion, travels past the steep coastline with its caves and cliffs dropping sheer into the deep blue water, and enters the calm bay of Loutro where a row of white houses comes into view, crowning the small beach hidden in the arms of the Sfakia mountains.

Loutro Village in West Crete Aradena Gorge By Loutro Village in West Crete Aradena Gorge By Loutro Village in West Crete 

Loutro todayEvery house in Loutro gives the impression that it’s trying to squeeze in next to the sea. In Loutro you drink your coffee, eat and sleep next to the sea. From your window you can gaze out at the sapphire sea in the daytime and watch the moon reflected in the calm dark waters at night. Swim from the small pebble beach, have a beer in a taverna, enjoy the peace and quiet and feel the stress and tensions of everyday life melt away into the unruffled water.

Activities in LoutroIf at some point you do get bored of sunning yourself, drinking cold beers and looking lazily at the sea, Loutro offers a wide range of fun choices providing a little exercise:- A short walk to the Turkish fortress or a stroll to the ruins of the Venetian castle of Loutro.- Hire a canoe and paddle around Loutro bay.- Take the morning boat to the nearby beaches of Marmara and Glyka Nera. Glyka Nera is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete and is usually popular with naturists.- Walk along the path to Glyka Nera. It’s an easy route and takes about an hour.- Walk to Marmara, about one and a half hours away.- Walk up to Anopolis along the path starting on the east side of Loutro. You climb up to about 700 metres above sea level, with the stunning view unfolding before you all the way.- Take the ferry to Agia Roumeli - Samaria Gorge in Chania and walk up the Samaria Gorge. This is known as the “lazy way”, as it’s only 3.5 km from Agia Roumeli to the “Sideroportes” (Iron Gates), the narrowest point of the gorge.- If you love adventure and extreme sports, you can enjoy a plunge into nothingness by bungee jumping from the high bridge over the Aradena gorge.- If you prefer a bit of a trek, walk along the spectacular and still lonesome Aradena gorge. Start in Loutro, walk up to Anopoli, follow the paved road to Aradena. The entrance is just after the high bridge. and the exit is at Marmara beach from where you can return to Loutro along the coast path. This trip may take more than six hours (breaks not counted), and in July or August when it is really hot, only experienced walkers should start on this trip. Some returning visitors find this the finest hike you can do in the area.

 

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Κούλες Λουτρού 2753 hits
Ο Λουτρός είναι ένα γραφικό και υπήνεμο ψαροχώρι στη νότια ακτή της Κρήτης, στην περιοχή Σφακίων, χωρίς οδική επικοινωνία με την υπόλοιπη Κρήτη.

Σε ύψωμα πάνω από το λιμανάκι του Λουτρού υπάρχει ένα τούρκικο φρούριο -μάλλον του 19ου αιώνα- με αξιοπρόσεκτη αρχιτεκτονική. Σε μικρή απόσταση από το φρούριο σώζεται και κυλινδρικός πύργος σε αρκετά καλή κατάσταση