The village of Sougia is located on the south coast of Crete, 70km southeast of Chania on the Chania - Alikianos - Moni - Sougia road. Sougia is reached from Chania in 2 hours. The westbound boats from Hora Sfakia stop enroute to Paleohora, and boats run from Paleohora to Agia Roumeli, Loutro and Hora Sfakion. Although it is not one of the larger towns of the province of Selino, Sougia is interesting to the tourist, providing lovely beaches, impressive mountains, and interesting remains of old Byzantine churches. Sougia has some tourist services, such as rooms to rent and small hotels and tavernas.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.
Sougia 's ancient name was Syia, and it was the harbour town of Elyros. West of Sougia are the ruins of ancient Lissos. One can admire the tiny Dorian temple of Asklipios, the ancient theatre and the vaulted tombs.
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