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SOUDA (SOU) , Small town , CHANIA , GREECE

Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Beach, Port of entrance, Town hall, Castle, Municipal district
Postal Code: 73200
Tel +30 28210
Altitude: 10 meters
Longitude: 24o 4' 3" E
Latitude: 35o 29' 6" N

Useful Information (12)

 Local holidays
Local: December 6
National: January 1 & 6, Lent Monday, March 25, Holy and Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1, Wit Monday, August 15, October 28, December 25 & 26
 Port information
Souda anchorage
Location: 35*29'.5 24*04'.5 (28210) 89884 VHF Ch 12
The harbour of Souda is south of the large peninsula of Akrotiri. The mainland on the other side of the harbour has a Turkish castle (Aptera) high above the mouth. The Akrotiri has an International Airport as well as military installations whose towers are evident from a distance. In the middle of the entrance to Souda Bay is the small island of Agios Nikolaos, with a Venetian fort. There is a narrow channel marked by red and green flashing light buoys. On the other side of these buoys is the anti-submarine netting that is held by large black buoys. This netting extends to the shore on either side. Beyond this there is an unmarked free channel that extends to the docks at the end of Souda Bay 3km east and to the small fishing harbour. At the end of the harbour there is a large flour mill. There are also restricted areas in this harbour near the naval dockyard. At the far end of the harbour there is a newly constructed fishing harbour that will provide facilities for small boats

Facilities: Souda Harbour provides all services. Fuel can be ordered. It is not a Port of Entry but has Customs and Port Police. Whatever cannot be found in the immediate harbour area will be in Chania 10 minutes away. The ferry boats to Pireaus also dock here. Souda itself has banks, shopping and some tavernas.

Comments: Souda has alongside, stern-to, bow-to and anchorage moorings providing excellent shelter in all weather. Weather conditions outside the bay may be drastically different. There is no entry to Souda at night and all activities in the bay are secondary to military interests. The north side of the bay is off limits.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/Harbour.jdp?ID=29 (6 img.) English German Greek
Souda Port
Ministry of Merchant Marine WebPage
http://www.yen.gr/ports/Html_Files/m_88.asp GreekCapt. Yorgos Ioannides WebPage
http://www.navis.gr/portsgrc/sudabay.htm EnglishMinistry of Merchant Marine WebPage
http://egov.yen.gr/Folder.2003-07-23.3654/Folder.2... Greek
 Port Authority
Port Authority Department of Souda
Tel: +30 28210 89240, 89884Fax: +30 28210 89884
 Customs
Customs House of Souda
Tel: +30 28210 89277, 89577
 Responsible police authority
Police Department of Souda
Tel: +30 28210 89316
 Medical care
Marine Hospital of Crete
Tel: +30 28210 89561
 Port agents
Blue Star Ferries - Souda
Tel: +30 28210 80050Fax: +30 28210 80051
Blue Star Ferries - Chania
Tel: +30 28210 27500-4Fax: +30 28210 27505
ANEK Lines - Port Ticketing Booth
Tel: +30 28210 89856
ANEK Lines - Souda
Tel: +30 28210 27500Fax: +30 28210 89979
 Police
Police Department of Souda
Tel: +30 28210 89316

Local governments (1)

 Town-halls
Municipality of Souda
Tel: +30 28210 20500-2Fax: +30 28210 89962

Selected tourism enterprises (1)

 Travel agencies
Danae Travel Bureau
Tel: +30 210 3247512Fax: +30 210 3221717

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