Travelling to South Crete
by Ferry

Crete is a beautiful and fascinating island. Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday, a chance to immerse yourself in nature, or want to discover the fascinating history of this island, Crete has something for everyone.

During the main holiday season, from April to October, a ferry connects the coastal villages of Sougia, Agia Roumelli, Loutro, Sfakia, and the island of Gaydos. There’s no better way to begin your holiday and explore the island. 


Sougia has been popular as a holiday destination for a number of decades but has managed to remain small, quiet and unspoilt. It has one of the best beaches in the area, being 1200m long, meaning it rarely gets crowded.

There’s a selection of tavernas to choose from and plenty of Byzantine and ancient history to explore nearby.

Agia Roumeli

Located between the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea, and the steeply rising mountains at the end of the stunning Samaria Gorge, Agia Roumelli is an idyllic place to spend some time.

With a history that goes right back to ancient times, it’s a great place to relax on the beach and watch the world go by. A short walk takes you to the Byzantine chapel of Agios Pavlos.

Alternatively, you can explore the breathtaking landscape of the Samaria Gorge or investigate the remains of ancient fortresses. The village is remote and accessible via boat or on foot, giving it a real away-from-it-all feel.


Loutro is one of those places where you can’t help but relax. Whitewashed houses cluster around crystal clear waters, steep hills rise above it filled with deep ravines and wooded gorge, and you might hear the clink of goat bells. It creates a timeless intoxicating scene.

The local population is tiny, and life here moves at a relaxed pace.


Sfakia or Hora Sfakion has a reputation for being fiercely independent, and its history is full of tales of resistance to invaders. These days, they offer a warm welcome to travellers, who enjoy the beauty and isolation of the region.

If you want to escape mass tourism, this is the place to come, where life has a traditional Greek feel, and a small band of regular visitors come back year on year. There’s a couple of beaches to choose from, and a selection of places to eat and drink.


A visit to the Cretan island of Gaudos is never to be forgotten…

It’s a gem, surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Libyan sea, and the southernmost place you can visit in the whole of Greece. It’s 9km long, and 4.5km wide, and its rich natural landscape is populated by pines, shrubs and junipers. Sarakiniko beach is an idyllic place, that only ever gets busy during the height of the high season.

You can explore the island at your leisure, and experience a place where time feels irrelevant.

Timetables (by ANENDYK)

Paleochora - Sougia - Agia Roumeli - Loutro - Sfakia

01/02 - 31/03Paleochora - Sougia08:3008:30
01/02 - 31/03Palaiochora - Sougia - Agia Roumeli08:3008:30
01/02 - 31/03Sougia - Paleochora16:0016:00
01/02 - 31/03Agia Roumeli - Sougia - Palaiochora15:1015:10

Paleochora - Gavdos

01/02 - 31/03Paleochora - Sougia - Agia Roumeli - Gavdos08:3008:30
01/02 - 31/03Paleochora - Gavdos08:00
01/04 - 31/05Gavdos - Agia Roumeli - Sougia - Paleochora14:3014:30
01/04 - 31/05Gavdos - Paleochora11:45

Sfakia - Loutro - Agia Roumeli - Gavdos

01/02 - 31/03Hora Sfakion-Loutro-Agia Roumeli-Gavdos09:0009:00
01/02 - 31/03Hora Sfakion - Gavdos09:00
01/04 - 31/05Hora Sfakion-Loutro-Agia Roumeli-Gavdos10:3010:3010:30
01/02 - 31/03Gavdos - Agia Roumeli - Loutro - Hora Sfakion12:4512:45
01/02 - 31/03Gavdos - Hora Sfakion11:30
01/04 - 31/05Gavdos - Agia Roumeli - Loutro - Hora Sfakion14:3014:3014:30

Timetables may be subjected to changes due to weather conditions.

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