Top 5 Things to do in Sougia, Greece

October 9, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Discover the best top things to do in Sougia, Greece including Agia Irini Gorge, Gialiskari beach, Sougia Beach, The Ancient City Lissos, The raki bar.
Restaurants in Sougia

1. Agia Irini Gorge

Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Agia Irini Gorge

The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded scenery.

Reviewed By LoogaGuzzi - Leicestershire

This is a great descent through an unspoilt limestone gorge with only a handful of other visitors, even in high season.
I its an easy drive from the north coast.
We parked at the upper end near the taverna and just did the descent. I'm pretty unfit these days and have a dodgy ankle plus we dawdled early on so took a little under 4 hours to get to the Oasis taverna. The footing is almost all limestone so would be slippy if wet but it was all bone dry for us. The hardest section was the last 1- 2 km which have much less shade than higher up. It was mid afternoon when we got to this part and the heat was extreme; the sun directly above is compounded by reflected heat from the rocks all around you.
The lady at the taverna said the local taxi was off on another job so offerred her middle-aged lady friend as an alternative ride back to our car. This worked well although her cornering was a little more exciting that I had expected.
Forget Samaria - do Imbros and Irini to leave the crowds behind.

2. Gialiskari beach

Crete's southcoast, 5 km east of Paleochora, Palaiochora, Crete 73001, Greece
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Gialiskari beach

Reviewed By goanjock - The Stunning Highlands

A simply stunning beach that is very easy to find. Just head out of Paleochora on the Anidri and just outside of Paleochora take the road/track on your right. Just take your time and the road is very easy to negotiate. The beach has two sections the first section pebble which was our favourite part with glorious views and a lovely chilled out cantina serving great food, cold beer, perfect background music and friendly staff. The sunbeds are cheap to hire and the sea fantastic to swim in. You can follow a path and signs to the other section of beach which is called The Sandy Beach and there is also a nice cantina there set amongst some trees. The beach towards the east end is more naturist and this is also where you pick up the E4.
Behind the pebble section the path to the Anidri Gorge begins. Fantastic beach, great swimming, lovely cantina's what more could you ask for :-)

3. Sougia Beach

Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Sougia Beach

Reviewed By LLoydRSmith - Montreal, Canada

Took a drive from Paleochora to Sougia Beach this week. On board GPS in rental advised trip of just under an hour to do 30kms. Two hours later we arrived. White knuckle drive with sheer drops along hairpin narrow roads makes quite an adventure. Think the nice lady in the GPS had it in for me. Sougia itself is remote and tiny with small boat ferry service to neighbouring ports & Beaches. Bus connections to rest of Crete. Beautiful locale. Did not stay but can appreciate It's appeal. You can easily lose yourself there.

4. The Ancient City Lissos

Sougia, Crete, Greece
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

The Ancient City Lissos

Reviewed By Xtina0325 - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

After a delicious lunch at Sougia we decided to walk to Lissos. It's an energetic hike requiring good strong footwear with several accents and descents until you reach the beach just below Lissos. You can get the boat back but we wanted to walk back to enjoy the lovely views. Would highly recommend you do this walk but wear hiking shoes not flip flops!

5. The raki bar

Sougia, Sougia, Crete 730 04, Greece
Excellent
44%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

The raki bar

Reviewed By Travellingirish1 - Dublin, Ireland

I have often thought that every Greek landscape or location is temporary , a street in any town is very different at 9 am , noon and 9 pm , and this is one of the joys of the place .Sougia is slightly different and mer consistent( in May anyway ) and is very quiet and even subdued . Most visitors seem to come for the walking and tend to go to bed early . There are about seven restaurants and I think three cafes but only one pure old fashioned bar and yes it's the Raki Bar . As a Dubliner , I consider myself an expert in bars and this would ft in very nicely on my city .Its a quiet place to sit back , have a drink and watch the world go by .Always good music playing , mostly Greek but not the tourist kind and the staff quietly go about their business and provide excellent service and are all very nice . A place I will miss and will think of in then long winter evenings .Hard to explain the difference between a good places and a bad places ,it's more an intuitive feeling and detaining a feeling you get here .

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