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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Loutra, Greece your home away from home

Loutra is a traditional Cretan village surrounded by olive groves, just set back from the north coast of the island. A holiday home in Loutra offers guests calm and serenity, with several unspoilt sandy beaches close by, making it perfect for couples on a summer escape. At the same time, Loutra is close to some of the island’s larger resorts, making a villa in Loutra the perfect base for families in Greece.

Things to do in Loutra, Greece

There is no better way to appreciate the fantastic Cretan weather than to simply laze on a sun-lounger and soak up the sun. Most Loutra holiday villas have their own private pool, which is ideal for cooling off when the heat gets too much.

If you don’t want to spend your entire holiday by the pool, there are plenty of sandy beaches all within a 5-minute drive of Loutra. Here you can swim or snorkel and some beaches also have water sports on offer such as jetskis. There are also glass-bottom boat trips operating nearby which let you see the local marine life without getting your feet wet.

The area around Loutra is very picturesque, with some great walking trails running close by the village. Visitors may also wish to explore the small village of Loutra itself, a traditional Cretan village with its own small shop and bakery, producing fresh local treats every day.

Only short drive from Loutra are several historical sites, including the Arkadi Monastery, the Arsani Monastery, Melidoni Cave, and several Venetian sites, any of which make for a great half-day trip.

There is also plenty around Loutra catering to families, with a children’s play centre only a short drive away, as well as activities such as go karts, pitch and putt and crazy golf.

Places to visit on holiday in Loutra, Greece

Although Loutra itself is a tranquil village, the larger town of Rethymnon is only a 5-minute drive. Here visitors can walk around the old town, dominated by a medieval fortress, and meander around the traditional fishing port. The town has lots of great waterside cafes in which to try traditional Cretan fare, as well as having several bars and clubs for those looking for some night-time fun.

Weather in Loutra, Greece

Loutra enjoys a fantastic Mediterranean climate. Summers are long and hot, with temperatures sometimes reaching over 30C and very little rain, perfect for a beach holiday. Winters too stay very mild, with temperatures rarely dipping below 10C and often hitting 18C, even in January, making a Loutra villa the perfect place to escape the cold British climate.

Flights to Loutra, Greece

Crete is served by Heraklion Airport (HER), 53km from Loutra. This receives daily flights from the UK including those operated by Thomson, easyJet, Monarch, Jet2 and flythomascook. All the major car hire operators can be found at the airport or there are shuttle buses available to transfer you to your Loutra self-catering accommodation.

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Loutra Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Fabulous villa, fabulous location

5 of 5
The villa is fabulous, still new and shiny and the build, fittings (windows - all with fly screens- doors, kitchen, etc) all to a very high standard. The gardens are excellent, immaculate and very well maintained. Just outside the garden, lots of trees with birds and wildlife and the flowers in the garden attracted butterflies. The entrance drive looks great, but is a little tight the first time you go in, in a large 4-wheeler, but we got used to it! The view from the garden and terrace are amazing day and night. The pool is not huge but big enough for two. It doesn't have a deep end so not good for diving. Pool cleaned every morning. Garden also has loungers and parasols. Villa Anemone also has a barbecue. Villa cleaned and linen changed midweek. TV in lounge with Satellite and a TV in the bedroom; Greek channels but we found UK and US programmes with the original sound and Greek sub-titles, but you don't go to Crete to watch TV. Wifi was good - we had two iPads and two phones connected. Excellent air-conditioning. There is a safe. The hosts were very nice and friendly and greeted us when we arrived, and left us a welcome pack of cheese, olives, bread, wine, tea, coffee, etc; brought us some home grown vegetables during the week; and came to say goodbye when we left. Bali is a good half hour walk down, probably more coming back up-hill especially in the heat (or heels!) but the local taxi company (the owners gave us the card - Vasilis Maris ++30 6986 272886) was very helpful pleasant and cheap. Bali is a quirky resort, very long, twisty, up and down, and narrow, but a good choice of restaurants and bars for all tastes and prices. Especially try the old town/harbour and Evita Bay. Beaches vary in quality and crowded-ness, so it depends what you like; some water sports and kiddies water inflatables, etc. But with such a lovely villa, gardens, terrace and pool you are happy at home to be honest. We had a car and explored beaches along the coast between Bali and Rethymno; and the south coast, Plakias, Shinaria, Amoudi, Damnoni, etc. We found a lovely taverna on the road towards Rethymno, less than five minutes drive, on top of a hill and curve in the road; fabulous views towards Bali, decent food. The villa owners son Manos, works in a bar/restaurant called Porto Paradiso where we ended up most nights for a night-cap. And his brother was also there during his break from national service. Would we recommend it? We most certainly would.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Perfect! The 'hosts' Manilo and Valia were very welcoming and professional and villa was immaculate.

5 of 5
Immaculate and high quality Villa. Contemporary design and everything you could need so perfect.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017