Sougia (soo-yah), 67km south of Hania and on the Hora Sfakion–Paleohora ferry route, is one of the most laid-back and refreshingly undeveloped beach resorts on the south coast, with a lovely wide curve of sand-and-pebble beach. There are just a few small complexes of rooms, tavernas, a couple of lazy beach bars, two open-air clubs and a small settlement of campers and nudists at the eastern end of the beach. It is also great hiking territory, close to the Samaria and Agia Irini Gorges.
Sougia destination guides
Crete Hike & Kayak
Hike through rugged forest, kayak to picturesque fishing villages and uncover the natural beauty of Crete on this compact trip jam-packed with adventure. Trek along trails deep into Samariá Gorge and witness the views at Agia Irini. Paddling your kayak past magnificent scenery to secluded beaches, you'll have plenty of chances to dive in and savour the turquoise waters.
Crete: Mountains and Coast
Explore on foot the ancient cities, mountains and villages along Crete's southwest coast