Souda Beach

The Souda beach is located 41 km to the southwest of Rethymno city, right after the Plakias bay and 3 km to the west of Plakias village in Rethymno prefecture.

Unlike the real meaning of the Latin word (suda = narrow passage), the bay of Souda is quite big.

Souda is, actually, the last beach of the wide area of Plakias that begins with the Schoinaria beach and is located at the end of a marvelous green valley, with the river Foinikas flowing down to the sea.

The beach of Souda is surrounded by large clusters of Theofrastos palms, the one that can be seen in the palm tree forest of Preveli.

Souda beach has deep crystal-clear waters and thick sand, but it can be windy sometimes. At one side of the beach, there are some rocks and the place is great for a spear gun.

Back in the 90ies, Souda used to be a secluded heaven, only known to few nudist couples. Today, the beach is fully organized, as there are umbrellas and showers, while at the east side of the beach and near the main road you can gaze at the splendid view of Libyan sea seated on a bench.

Near Souda you can find some rooms-to-let and have a meal in a seaside tavern.

Following the road to the east of Souda, you will find the Foteinari beach.