Loutro

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Loutro, Crete
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Loutro

A sheltered and very attractive bay, Loutro (Λουτρό) is the only natural harbour on the south coast of Crete. The SW end of the harbour has a ferry quay and a few small craft moorings and there is an isolated rock just awash 50m off the shore on the NE side (marked with a small concrete 'pot'). Loutro has no road access, only via the ferry from Chora Sfakion, so is blessedly free of road traffic. Numerous tavernas line the bay and there is good swimming in water clear as glass off the sandy beach.

Charts

See Crete.

Weather

Sources for Weather forecasts:

  • Athens Observatory gives 3 day (every 6 hrs) detailed graphical forecasts for the Greek seas.
  • Poseidon System gives 3 day forecasts for Greek seas from the National Center for Marine Research (Not very reliable).
  • Weather on Line provides detailed 7 day forecast charts for the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Atlantic.
  • Greek Meteorological Service (EMY) it includes the Navtex weather bulletins.
  • Wind Guru a surfer's site with worldwide wind forecasts.

Passages

See Crete.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12

See also Crete.

Navigation

Details?

Berthing

The bay offers good shelter from all directions except S-SE, when Chora Sfakion may offer slightly better shelter. Anchor in 6-7 metres in sand, avoiding the weed patch in the centre of the bay.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

None.

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Numerous tavernas line the bay.

Transportation

Loutro has no road access, only via the ferry from Chora Sfakion.

Tourism

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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