Sougia is a small seaside village on the South Coast of Western Crete, in the prefecture of Chania and is 65 km from the city of Chania.
If you are wondering “What is the most beautiful part of Crete?” or “What should I not miss in Crete”, there is not only one answer. But surly one of the best places is Sougia, at the South - West Coast of Crete.
If you want to swim in the clear blue waters of the Libyan Sea, sunbathing under the hot sun of Southern Crete, friendly atmosphere, carefree relaxing holidays and hiking on beautiful trails, then Sougia is your ultimate destination.
To go to Sougia from Chania you will follow the road to Alikianos. The road is narrow and has many turns but the route is top beautiful and will compensate you.
The road passes through the plain with the orange groves in Alikianos, goes up to the mountains, passes through the village of Agia Irini, from where begins the homonymous green gorge that reaches almost to Sougia, and then through picturesque villages and slopes full of olive trees, oaks and chestnuts descend to Sougia and the South coast of the Prefecture of Chania.
You can go also to Sougia from Palaiochora or Agia Roumeli (where the Samaria Gorge ends) or from Sfakia, by boat
The beach is a little more than a kilometer long, it is quite long, and even on public holidays, the beach will seem empty to you.
If you want comfort, the beach is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds about in the middle, in front of cafes and taverns.
For good coffee the best choice is Lotos cafe, right in front of the beach. At Lotos cafe you will also find wonderful sandwiches, sweet and savory crepes, refreshing natural juices and anything else your soul desires.
Enjoy the silence of the scenery and the big blue with your favorite drink at Lotos in Sougia and escape from reality!