LISSOS Pension is situated in Sougia, on the south-east coast of the prefecture of Chania. Our guesthouse is named after the ancient town of Lissos that is located nearby and is nestled in a green, lush garden only 50 meters from the sea. It consists of 14 rooms that can accommodate 1 to 4 persons each: three of them are studios, while the rest feature a shared kitchen. All rooms feature a shower with a 24-hour hot water supply, a toilet and a balcony with a nice view, as most of our rooms overlook the sea. A stone's throw away, you will find many taverns and cafes, where you can enjoy traditional specialties, fresh fish and seafood next to the crystal clear waters of Sougia. The charm of the village and its inhabitants will fascinate you and will definitely have you come back for more.
Sougia is a small, serene fishing village located in the Libyan sea offering its visitors a superb, spotless clean sea. Its long pebble beach also offers an exciting underwater life and is ideal for snorkelling. The eastern part of the beach features numerous bays and sheltered coves and is frequented by nudists. Apart from natural beauty, the area is surrounded by worth visiting villages, beaches and monuments, which the visitors will have the opportunity to explore by boating excursions or hiking. For those seeking peaceful holidays and non-organised beaches away from overcrowded streets, Sougia is the ideal place to go.
SIGHTSEEING, EXCURSIONS AND HIKING
The entire Prefecture of Chania abounds in picturesque villages, monuments, imposing gorges and magnificent beaches. Sougia can serve as the perfect starting point of your explorations to the surrounding area. Little boats connect Sougia to the adjacent town of Paleochora, the villages of Agía Roumeli, Loutro, and Chora Sfakiοn, and Gavdos all offering pristine beaches.
Do not miss out on Paleochora, a coastal town at the south-west edge of Crete, one of the favourite tourist destinations, worldwide known for its beauty and its clear waters. From Paleochora you can gain access to almost all neighbouring beaches, as well as to the islet of Gavdos.
Agia Roumeli is a long pebble beach within a cove, at the exit of the Samaria Gorge. The beach is frequented by hikers who take a refreshing dip after having completed the Samaria Gorge.
Loutro is a peaceful, picturesque resort built amphitheatrically within a cove. Its pebble beach is well organized and protected from the south winds.
Sfakia stretches to the east of Sougia offering a well-organised beautiful pebble beach in front of the village of Chora Sfakíon.
Other beaches of unparalleled beauty stretch further to the west, such as Elafonissi, a small sandy islet, located at the distance of 7km south of Hrissoskalitissa monastery. It is separated from the land by a shallow reef, which can be crossed by foot. The islet and the beach are surrounded by fine white and pink sand and compose one of the most spectacular landscapes in the entire Greece.
Gavdos is an isolated, intact isle south west of Crete, the southernmost part of Greece. A Greek myth identifies it with the island of Calypso, the nymph who captured Odysseus. The isle abounds in crystal clear sandy and shingle beaches, where you can enjoy enchanting sunrises and sunsets.
The ruins of ancient Lissos lie some 3 km west of Sougia and about 2 hours walk from our pension. It used to be an important site in Hellenistic and Roman times featuring a hydrotherapy centre with an Asclepion (a healing temple in ancient Greek) dedicated to Asclepius. You can spend a day in this antique town exploring the tiny temple, the ancient theatre and the vaulted tombs.
The famous gorge of Agia Irini starts from the homonymous village and ends at Sougia after about a 3-hour hiking.
USEFUL INFORMATION ON DISTANCES
Lissos Pension is located:
61km from the city of Chania
32km from Paleochora
64km from Elafonissi
12km from the gorge of Agia Irini