Souda (for Chania) Cruises, Crete
- Swap the beach for Lake Kournas. A 40-minute drive from Souda, this mountain-cuddled lake boasts cyan-blue waters and a ring of sunbed-loaded pebbles.
- Work your way along Chania’s Skridlof Street, AKA Leather Lane. It’s stuffed with shops selling shoes, bags and belts, as well as occasional non-leather items, like jewellery and clothes.
- Spend the day exploring the Akrotiri peninsula – just north of Souda. This barren headland’s home to a couple of peaceful monasteries, plus the spectacular Stavros Beach.