Loutraki

In Crete there are several villages named Loutraki. The best known is probably "Loutraki Beach" on the Akrotiri peninsula east of Chania (it is located east of the peninsula just below Marathi Beach).

The village of Loutraki described here is also not far from Chania, but just southwest of the city.

It is a quiet and traditional village situated in a beautiful and fertile region which is full of orange trees. Loutraki is accessible via the Chania - Oasis - Agia Lake (exit) - Alkianos - Psathogiannos - Loutraki route, or from the other side from the coastal village of Gerani. Psathogiannos is a typical small village with a beautifully maintained church with a bell tower and small traditional stone houses.

Near Loutraki are some nice villages with Byzantine churches, such as in the village Alkianos.

Loutraki is just 3 km from the beach at Gerani and a short drive from both Platanias and Maleme. Located 17 km away from Hania and only 2km from Gerani at 70m altitude with 150 permanent residents and is part of the municipality of Gerani.

Away from the heavy traffic central road to the mainland through orange groves, tall cypresses, plane trees, and eucalyptus are scattered picturesque unspoiled villages, with the traditional cafes, small local "parliaments", serving the Greek coffee, refreshing "submarine" and of course raki.

Loutraki is a 20 minute drive from Chania city center and a 40 minute drive until the international airport.