The village of Sougia in south-west Crete
Sougia is a small village located by the Libyan
sea, about 75 km from the city of Chania.
the narrow winding road which links the village to the north
of Crete put off tour operators from offering package holidays
there. The fact is that Sougia, despite its long beach and
its beautiful sea has remained one of the quietest and most
relaxing place to spend a holiday on Crete, away from mainstream
There are of course tourists and many of them have kept coming
back for years to enjoy the friendly and laid back atmosphere
Despite being a very small village
the facilities are excellent: Sougia has a good choice of
accommodation at affordable prices, the restaurants offer
well above average food, the long beach is never crowded
and the sea was nominated as one of the cleanest in the whole
of Greece in a national study made in 1999.
Sougia is also
quite well protected form the prevalent west winds.
The village is open to visitors from the end of March to the
beginning of November. In the winter months most of the hotels
and restaurants close down and the village goes into
Look here for a description
of the seasonal variations.
See what they say about Sougia here