Sougia

Soúgia located 70 kilometers southwest of the city of Chania, in the gorge of Agia Irini. The name came from the ancient city Silla. The name comes from the word “sis” = hog, pig, choiropoli. In ancient times it was the port city of Dorian Elyros, which in ancient times was enough bloom to mint its own coins, but was destroyed by the Saracen Arabs in the 9th century AD. Elyros was Rodovani village near the ruins of the ancient city you can visit the hill head. From ancient ruins Soúgia little left today on the east side of the torrent Agierinioti passing through the gorge of Agia Irini and empties into Soúgia. There appears to be oak and was organized pig farming. In the western part of the village was a well-sheltered harbor, which over the years and the geological changes in the region was destroyed. The most important part of the village is the East where even today we can see tanks, ruins of ancient buildings, thermal baths and the walls of the city (that is left). The ancient city flourished Roman and Byzantine period. East of the village is the gorge Tripitis, with a wonderful bay outlet to the sea. The village church has mosaics of the 6th century and near the ancient city Lissos which has ancient theater and baths.

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