The seaside resort of Loutraki is located 16km east of Chania city, quite close to the American military base of Souda. Loutraki and the neighboring Marathi are the two main touristic destinations in east Akrotiri.
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 tree shade on the beach. You can rent umbrellas, eat in the taverns of the area, rent rooms and enjoy various water sports.
There is a big parking area with many high eucalyptus trees offering shade to the visitors.