On the south west coast of Crete located Sougia, a small fishing village that enjoys the wild beauty of the rocky mountain sides and an amazing view of the Libyan Sea. Its long, pebbly beach is known for the brilliant clear blue waters while a few trees and an amount of rented umbrellas offer their shade to the visitors. On the far west end of the beach, passed the little fishing boat harbour, starts the trekking path to the ancient Lissos. The path goes through a small pine forest and a little gorge before reaching the archaeological site and a small bay after an hour and a half of an easy walk marked with the sign E4.An excellent alternative to the rather adventurous Samaria gorge, which combines the breathtaking views from the top of the hill with a relaxing swim and sun bath on the quite beach of the village.
There is daily a combined tour to Sougia, leaving at 05:30 from Summer Lodge. An air conditioned coach takes you first to Omalos, the starting point of Samaria Gorge, before continuing to the south coast after an impressive hour's drive through mountains and valleys. The route ends at Sougia from where the same bus takes you later in the evening back home, with arrival at Summer Lodge around 20:30.Price : 24 €