Sougia is the most remote village on the south coast of Chania region which can be accessed by car. It is away from all larger villages and surrounded by huge mountains. The slopes of Lefka Ori (The White Mountain) separate it from the other places to the west, another mountainous formation stands between it and Paleochora to the east. Chania Town is 2 hours drive from here but you can also visit it by boat from Paleochora or Chora Sfakion.

Although away from other settlements, Sougia is popular both among locals and foreign travelers because it is prepared for tourists. The village consists mainly of hotels and rooms to rent, and the seafront is lined with tavernas and cafes. The beach of Sougia is long, wide and pebbly, and it stretches for more than 1 km. Sunbeds and parasols are available in some places, the rest is a vast free space where everyone can find privacy (campers and naturists can also be seen at the far end of the beach). The sea goes deep quickly around the shore so small kids should be paid more attention.

Sougia is preferred by hikers and nature lovers as there are hiking trails and walking routes from the village. One of them is the nearby gorge of Agia Irini which is 7 k long, and another one is the coastal path to Lissos beach which further continues to Paleochora. Above Sougia there are also a few caves accessible on foot.

highlights: remote village with large beach and hiking trails, village in Chania Region, Crete, Greece

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