This trip will lead you to Loutro and Marmara beach*. Both places can only be reached by boat or by foot.
You can choose between an organized, beautiful daytrip by boat to Loutro and Marmara Beach at the Aradena Gorge exit, or by car to Chora Sfakion followed by a stunning 8.2km walk (back and forth from Chora Sfakion).
For more info on the boat trip go to daytrip tip 14
*Only by boat
By car you drive from Plakias along the breath-taking coast of southern Crete via Sellia and Rodakino to Chora Sfakion. You drive passed the town (or have a drink break first in one of the many seaside tavernas) and drive towards Anopolis/Aradena. In the first real hairpin you will see a sign for the walk to Sweetwater Bay and Loutro. You can park your car here (or walk from Chora Sfakion).
The path will lead you along the coastline to beautiful Sweetwater Beach/Bay, where a fresh water spring in the sea gives this beach its name. At the end of this beach the walk goes up again and ends in gorgeous Loutro, a small village in a little cove, which can only be reached by boat or by feet.
The path is in the beginning not suitable for people with extreme fear of heights and there is little to no shade, so don't forget enough water and headwear.
It is also possible to take a taxi boat from Chora Sfakion or back from Loutro.
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