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Agia Irini Gorge

Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
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Go up rather than down

This gorge is delightful and much quieter than others. We got a taxi from Sougia to the start of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gymuser
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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A beautiful hiking trail

Try to walk from Sougia to Lissos - it's easier as all the waymarkers are facing that direction... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AIian
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London
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The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded scenery.
  • Excellent66%
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gorge is delightful and much quieter than others. We got a taxi from Sougia to the start of the gorge 3 kms or so away to save a tedious walk uphill on tarmac. Although the ascent is 600 metres it's very gradual so not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to walk from Sougia to Lissos - it's easier as all the waymarkers are facing that direction. People said it takes one hour - that might be true for a regular hiker - but, for an average rambler like me it took 2 hours...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Although we usually prefer hiking uphill, in this case we decided to walk downhill as one portion of the trail is very steep and the downhill access is much easier to reach if you are based in the north. Both tavernas at the trailheads are...More

1  Thank trooper92
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Agia Irini Gorge in the south west of Crete is less crowded than the famous Samaria Gorge, and very beautiful. The gorge is located 43 km from Chania town and can be easily reached by local bus.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The small village of Agia Irini is located in a valley along the winding road that leads from Chania to Sougia in southwest Crete.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

From the South end of the village of Agia Irini begins the gorge of Agia Irini. The gorge of Agia Irini is an excellent alternative to the gorge of Samaria.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Unprepared as we were, I would say it is not an easy stroll for the elderly or infirm! It was however worth it. A spur of the moment decision armed with a couple of bottles of water, I would say we were fortunate. The weather...More

1  Thank UnclePablo54
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

If you think eight hours of Samaria gorge is bit to long for you, then head for Agia Irini. Best early in the morning, well market and easy hike. Life is easier if you take the bus to the entrance and then hike all the...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We have just walked Agia Irini on a very hot day and it exceeded expectations. After catching the early bus from Sougia, we took three hours and it was comfortably shady all the way. It's half the length of Samaria but twice as enjoyable as...More

1  Thank MegH007
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

we and a few others that we passed by were the only people in the gorge. we took the bus from Moni to Agia Eirini. entry costs 2 euros, the bus was only 2.20 euro each. this walk is a total of 7km from start...More

1  Thank Maureen P
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IrelandJJ
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Response from alleluiamichel | Reviewed this property |
We just bought regular bus tickets in Sougia, where we were staying.
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