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The village of Loutro on the Greek island of Crete

About the only way to get to this village is by ferry from Chora Sfakion on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete. There is no road here, which is a large part of its charm. The boat leaves the harbour at Chora Sfakion, travels past the steep coastline with its caves and cliffs dropping sheer into the deep blue water, and enters the calm bay of Loutro where this row of white buildings comes into view, crowning the small beach hidden in the arms of the Sfakia mountains.

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Taken on July 12, 2011