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Sougia beach

Location

Sougia beach is among the best beaches in Crete, located 60km south of Chania town.
A place which ignites a sense of calmness within everyone who visits, Sougia is definitely one of the most quiet and relaxing destinations in Crete!

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus/boat Beach Type: Large pebbles
Depth: Deep Temperature: Cool
Organised: Yes* Nudism-friendly: Yes
Family-friendly: Yes Natural Shade: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, parking, cafes, kafenions, bars, restaurants, taverns, fish taverns, mini markets, bakery, accommodation.

Notes

*The beach at Sougia starts from the jetty to the west, with available umbrellas and sun beds and ends in a lovely secluded cove without the above facilities, after approximately 1,5 kilometres.

It is, above all, an ideal beach for swimming as the water is crystal clear and at the best possible temperature but it is also a mesmerising place that has won the hearts of visitors who first discovered it ever since the 60′s.

How to get to Sougia

Sougia is accessible by private cars and motorbikes as well as public buses from Chania town.
If you choose to drive from Chania, take Kissamou street from Chania town centre which leads to the west.
After about 1,5km you will meet a junction with traffic lights.
Turn left towards Kazantzaki avenue and continue onto the provincial road Chanion – Sougias.
The scenic route is well signposted.

Sougia is 126km south west of Rethimnon and 198km away from Heraklion city.

It is also accessible by ferry boats from Agia Roumeli – end of the Samaria gorge – and Paleochora.

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