We are planning to hike the Samaria Gorge in August. We'll be taking the first public bus from Chania to Omalos, plan to hike the gorge in 5 hours, putting us into Agia Roumeli around 1:00 p.m. Knowing that we need to be on the bus back to Chania by 6:30 p.m. from Chora Skakia, will there be enough time and multiple ferries to allow us a stop over in Loutro for an hour or two? Hoping this might be possible. Thanks for your advice in advance.
There appear to be a few options with three ferry companies providing service. I did not bother to fully read all the options but you can get them here.
For fun here are some images from that trip.
Ferry trip Libyan Sea https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157653434073393
Samaria Gorge from the bottom https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157670610409530
Crete Libyan Sea villages https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157645487373222