Secret Beach in Souda Bay, Greece

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 …



Movie: Seven – The movie that made me wished to be a detective. πŸ™‚

Flashback Movie Recommendation: Here is the opening scene of the movie Once with the song Say It To Me Now by Glen Hansard.

Music: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by M83 – Elevating! I’ve seen them in concert …. here.

Here’s an X-Men-ish video of Midnight City, a music video guaranteed to be in many Decade’s Best Music Videos lists.



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 πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚



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? πŸ˜‰ 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…



– peek a boo! πŸ™‚ –



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. πŸ˜†

Images are taken with an Ipad.


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  1. Looks like the hike maybe worth the effort for that water. Amazing shots with an Ipad? Didn’t discover that beach along our travels in Greece, glad you found it for us. πŸ™‚

  2. Never made it here 😦 but glad to see your views of it though Rommel ! One of those places one would love to have to oneself but probaby never happens . The drive maybe put me off πŸ˜‰ some of the interior mountain road tracks and the road to Balos were enough for me πŸ˜€ I know .. I know .. I’m a bit of a wuss :-/

    • I haven’t been to Balos. We’ll be there early next month. I heard Balos is even more treacherous than Secret Beach. How I wish I made this post before you got here. Oh well, more reason to come back, eh. πŸ˜€

  3. Oh, Wow!! What a magnificent place! The arial photos are so cool. I love the little cut away area that created this beautiful place. It has all things I love…Jeep road, hike in the rocks, sandy beach, and blue water! I’d say this was a perfect day:) Thanks for the lesson and information!

  4. The flying man is pretty brave. It looks he is really flying because he is parallel to the water.
    Place is beautiful. Unfortunately, there are almost no hidden places in the World where you can feel yourself lonely for a while.

    • There is this thing in the sky that makes you get burned … if not for it, it’d be there all day. πŸ™‚ Ow, we didn’t have beach umbrella. It’s time for me to buy one.

  5. A breathtaking site, and shots! I was intrigued by the word “seitan” and tried to find out the meaning in Greek, but I am still in the dark. Good post, Rommel!

  6. The cove is an interesting shape… from above it looks man-made but from the formation of the rocks it looks more natural. Anyway, the hike down would keep me off the beach!

  7. Thank you for liking “Flowers at the Farmers Market, 2010.” I enjoyed your virtual tour of this secret beach. The colors of the water are fantastic to look at. The beach seems a little difficult to access, but apparently a lot of people were able to get there. πŸ™‚

  8. It’s absolutelly fascinating to see the place through your eyes and the spectacular i-Pad pics,dear Rommel~
    I’m certain sure you’d some unforgettable moments and experiences in Grete!Happy Sunday πŸ™‚ xxx

  9. Hi Rommel,
    I just read your post and it reminded me of a post I wrote on the same subject at Cretico. My blog focuses on just that subject, and I thought your readers might be interested in a review if you had a chance.

    Here’s a link to my media page if you’re interested: Top Amazingly Beautiful Chania Secret Beaches

    Let me know if I can give you any more information or help out in any way.

    Best regards,
    Chrysostomos Getsis – Author of Cretico blog

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