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Beautiful, but...

For the second year in a row we hiked between Loutro and Chora Sfakion on the E4 trail and spent an... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Surrey, BC
Nice beach

We took a boat tour that included Glyka Nera as well as two other beaches. This was the most... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Kent, Washington
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“small taverna” (2 reviews)
“chora sfakion” (2 reviews)
“nice beach” (2 reviews)
Loutro, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

For the second year in a row we hiked between Loutro and Chora Sfakion on the E4 trail and spent an afternoon at Sweetwater Beach. The water is crystal clear and cooler than the other beaches due to the fresh spring water mixing with the...More

Thank 15,290
Reviewed September 15, 2017

We took a boat tour that included Glyka Nera as well as two other beaches. This was the most crowded of the three beaches but was very nice still. If you are there after May do not drink the water from the spring as it...More

Thank scott
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely one of the coolest bays in Crete. Unique atmosphere and outstanding quality of the sea water. Unique phenomenon of drinking water into the sea, close to the coast. The tavern-canton located there Is charging a lot, and they give no receipt.

Thank Atairiastos
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Only 10 minutes away from Chora Sfakion is Glyka Nera bay, a virgin beach with amazing cold water and a superb small tavern with excellent food and raki. Highly recommended !!

Thank kapaniris
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

If you ever go to sfakia this is a must visit place! The beach is a bit cold but the restaurant has great service and tasteful food! The owner there is friendly and the staff are good too. The food is tasteful, cheap and raki...More

Thank Spyros M
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We went quite early in the morning (we arrived around 10:30) and it was wise, since at that point the beach was still almost empty and we could pick the spot we preferred. An umbrella with two beach loungers comes at 6.50€ per day, even...More

3  Thank Matteo B
Reviewed July 16, 2016

We took the regular ferry departing 11:00 am from Loutro and the ride costs 4 EUR one way. You an return to Loutro at 17:00 pm or to Hora Sfakia at 17:30 pm. The beach was perfect for couples or families with children. Because of...More

1  Thank papillonAnkara
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Worth the effort to go. We took a water taxi (be careful of return time, the water taxi people aren't always clear and you could get left behind, only to pay 40€ for a private ride) and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The taverna is great...More

1  Thank heather m
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Sweetwater is a very special place, this was our third visit, the last time being in 2009 so we were keen to find out what if anything had changed. The answer was not much, thankfully. The taverna is excellent, really friendly and welcoming staff and...More

Thank Balgarvie
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This beach is mainly accessible on foot as it is part of the main trail across SOuthern creek. One part is nudist, the other is not, but there is enough space for everybody. Useful taverna at one end of it. Great for beach-lovers.

1  Thank JFLR187198
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