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1. The beach of Sougia December 18, 2010 14:20

Sougia is a small village located 75km west of Chania, at the exit of the beautiful Gorge of Agia Irini. A favorite destination for hippies in the 70s', today it is a perfect choice for peaceful holidays in a beautiful landscape with all the basic amenities provided. In Sougia you will find many restaurants, taverns, rooms, coffee shops, bars, a mini market, a kiosk and an ATM. However, you will not find gas station, hospital, pharmacy or bank.

In front of the village lies a lovely quiet long beach with coarse sand, crystal clear deep water. The beach starts from the small harbor of Sougia (west) and stretches to the east for 1.5km. The beach ends in a small cove, hidden between rocks well protected from prying eyes. The eastern part of the long beach is not organized and is preferred almost exclusively by naturists. Instead, the beach in front of the village offers umbrellas, showers, sports and a lifeguard tower. Along the beach there are plenty of tamarisk trees where you can camp or find shade.

In summer, boats run daily from Sougia to Chora Sfakion, Paleochora, Agia Roumeli and Loutro. Also there are routes to Gavdos.