The tiny, picturesque fishing hamlet of Sougia is around 67km
from Chania. Its 150 inhabitants make a living from fishing and
tourism, which during the summer months, is usually quite
The fine pebble beach is fringed with green fields and sheltered by pine trees making it an ideal location for holiday makers. The hamlet is located on the site of the ancient town of Suia and there are some interesting ruins to see such as the ruins of the basilica and other constructions of the Roman period.
Not too far from Sougia is the remains of the ancient city of Lissos where the famous Asclipieum stood. On this site now stands the church of Agios Kiricus.