The seaside resort of Loutraki is located 16km east of Chania, near the military base of Souda. Loutraki and Marathi are the two main touristic destinations in the region.
Loutraki has a very nice quiet beach with fine sand and crystal clear shallow waters, especially suitable for children. It is very well organized and provides all the common touristic amenities, under the deep shade of the very high trees on the beach. You can rent umbrellas, eat in the taverns of the area, rent rooms and enjoy various water sports.
Loutraki is an ideal choice for a nice beach close to Chania city. There is a big parking area with many high trees offering their shade to the visitors.