Where is the most beautiful spot in Souda Bay in Crete, Greece?
Since this is a secret beach, you gonna need directions. Let me lead you there …
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A little orientation, shall we?
Crete is the largest, most populous of all Greek islands. It is in the south part of Aegean Sea. There are four major regions or cities namely Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio, and Lassithi. In Chania, northwest region, there is Souda where you can find the most picturesque small “secluded beach” in Crete – that’s air-quoted 🙂 because it gets populated here in Crete during Summer and tourists can easily crowd any beach spots no matter how secluded they really are.
Alright… From Chania Airport, just keep going straight. If you’re going towards the center, you need to make a U-turn. 🙂 Just go straight until you see a sign that points to “Chordaki”. Just keep following that road. The drive from the airport to secret beach is very quick. Keep an eye on the sign that says “Seitan or Zeitan Port”. In Chordaki, you will actually hit a little Y. Choose right where it says “Seitan Port”. Keep following the “Seitan Port” signs. You will eventually hit a T, again, choose right. You know you’re driving the right way if you are following the perimeter of a mountain with a communication tower on it. That communication tower is a very visible landmark in Chania. Now, there is a right turn that is easy to miss. If you get to a spot where you have to choose between going up the hill or driving towards the water, choose the one heading to the water.
In short …. Airport (straight to) Chordaki (hit a Y, go right follow) Seitan Port (hit a T, go right, keep following) Seitan Port (and head towards the water instead of going up). Again, that’s actually a short distance.
If you didn’t figure it out by now, the actual name of the secret beach is Seitan Beach, pronounced as (you’re thinking it right) the devil’s name. If you ask me, it’s too heavenly to name it Seitan. 🙂
By the way, the road up or down here is a little hairy. Just make sure your car is good to go and that you can maneuver steeply road paths. It’s not too bad, but just be on alert.
Now… When you get to the main cliff, you have to hike down to get to the beach. Fun, eh? 😉 The path is going to be on your right. Not to worry, the hike is not that bad.
After the mini-hike, you’ll sure be rewarded…
The water here looks so beautiful…
There’s beautiful water to swim in and some rocks to climb, and jump-dive for some.
Last Call …
The name doesn’t fit. But oh well, this is one hell of a Seitan to admire. 😆
Images are taken with an Ipad.