Porto Loutro
Sfakia - Chora Sfakion
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Porto Loutro is located in Loutro, that  is accessible by a 30 minutes trip on the ferry from Chora Sfakion.

How to get there

By Air 
From May through mid-October there are direct charter flights to Chania (78km) and Heraklion (145km). Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.

The closest airport to fly in to is Chania, but Heraklion has more flights available.

From Chania Airport you can take a taxi to Chora Sfakia (about 1.5  hours) or take a taxi to Chania bus station and then by bus to Chora Sfakia (about 2 hours). Last bus from Chania to Chora Sfakia is at 14:00. 

At Chora Sfakia the ferry departs 4-5 times a day for Loutro, starting at 10:30 in the morning (see ferry schedules on If you wish you can use the Water Taxi service - ask for this when you book your rooms. Alison will also arrange the taxi for you if you want to reserve it in advance.

From Heraklion Airport the options are the same, including the choice of reserving a taxi in advance, the journey time to Loutro is 2.5 hours. By bus you need to take the airport bus or taxi  to the Chania bus station, buy your ticket to Chora Sfakia. You will actually change buses at Vrysses. The last bus from Vrysses to Chora Sfakia is at 14:30.

By Sea
"The journey is the thing". A superb way of enjoying the journey to Crete is to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus (Pireas) - the port serving Athens. A still-romantic way to travel by the overnight ferry from Piraeus to Chania Port (68km)  or to Heraklion port (146km). Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our website.

By Car
If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest  our Partner Budget, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.

By Taxi
Book your taxi transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our website.

By Walking
A few enthusiastic walkers do arrive in Loutro via the Samaria gorge, walking the 18 km with luggage upon their backs, then taking the ferry (about 45 minutes) from Agia Roumeli to Loutro.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through


  • Closest Beach - 10m
  • Closest Restaurant - 20m
  • Closest Shops - 50m
  • Loutro - Chora Sfakion - 30 minutes by ferry
  • Loutro - Agia Roumeli - 30 minutes by ferry
  • Chora Sfakion - Chania Airport - 78 km 1,5 hours
  • Chora Sfakion - Chania Town - 72km
  • Chora Sfakion - Chania Port - 68km
  • Chora Sfakion - Georgioupolis - 44km
  • Chora Sfakion - Rethymno - 65km
  • Chora Sfakion - Heraklion Airport - 146km
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Small Hotels & Inns Beach/Seaside :
Rooms: 50 Marvelous view :
Pool: No Family hospitality :
Dining: Breakfast Cheap & Chic :
Children: Just for older than 7 years old Nice atmosphere :
Closed: 15 December - March Mountain :

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