Getting to Loutro (via Hora Sfakion)

Hora Sfakion is situated about 65 km from the city of Chania. You can use a car, taxis and regular buses from the main road which runs along the north coast of the island.
From Hora Sfakion, regular boats provide a connection to the village of Loutro. It is also possible to walk from Hora Sfakion to Loutro in around 2 hours, following a coastal path.

Public bus time-tables to Hora Sfakion KTEL Hania and Rethimnon

Ferry-boat time-tables on the South coast

Taxis to/from Chania airport to Hora Sfakion are about 80 Euro and 140 Euro to/from Heraklion airport. We can arrange your return taxi transfer.

Car hire in Hora Sfakion at Sfakia Tours

Maps of Crete and of the Sfakia region


Region of Sfakia

The region of Sfakia, in the South West of Crete is one of the more traditional regions of the island. Located on the southern slope of the White Mountains it combines high mountains which drop steeply into the Libyan sea, deep gorges and a wealth of unspoilt natural beauty.

Sfakia Crete a web site that has just about everything you need to know about the region: practical informations, photos, culture, history and a lot more.



Although Sfakia is the largest administrative region of Crete it is only a small part of this large island. For information about Crete, follow these links:

The West Crete information site is an information site for visitors to West Crete. Plenty of informations, maps, photos.


Restaurants, shops and services in Loutro

Loutro is a very small village but provides the basic facilities for a pleasant stay.
There are several good restaurants with traditional cuisine and moderate prices as well as three café-bars.
You will also find two mini-markets, a kiosk, a souvenir shop and a few public phones.
Currency exchange is possible in several places at bank rates.



Landscape photographs of West Crete many good landscape photos of West Crete

Wolfgang Kistler's Sfakia and Crete Pages offer very nice photographs of our region.



Cretan climate a description of the Cretan seasons, best times to visit, temperature charts

Weather Heraklion

Weather Chania