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Agia Irini Gorge

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Address: Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
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The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded...

The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded scenery.

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Relatively easy walk

I am not an avid hiker, but found this walk to be relatively easy. It starts off quite flat but after about a kilometre, it gets quite steep. The walkway is narrow at some points... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not an avid hiker, but found this walk to be relatively easy. It starts off quite flat but after about a kilometre, it gets quite steep. The walkway is narrow at some points and very close to the edge in some areas. However, there are banisters placed along these areas to provide some support and prevent falls. There... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Crete has many gorges and this one offers very nice scenery in a walk of modest length. The cafe at the exit of the gorge offers sale of much appreciated refreshments. There are often taxis at this cafe. There remains about five (?) km on asfalt to Sougia, so a taxi is well worth considering at the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this walk with our 4 year old. The gorge is stunning and our boy loved it, although he was disappointed that there were no bears in the caves we found (Crete has no bears). There is a bus back to Sougia from the Oasis taverna situated at the end of the gorge, so you can avoid the boring... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In June I walked the Gorge with 4 others and our guide although she was not necessary. The scenery was beautiful and the Oleander with in full bloom together with many other ground bushes such as thyme.It is very well maintained with loos half way up.We had stayed overnight in Sougia and had a taxi to the start of the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a taxi from Moni, though there are buses from Sougia. A demanding walk that took about 4 hours back to Moni. An option is to continue to Sougia. The last part was in the open and can get very hot so take plenty of water. There are some places to top up with water.

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

An relatively easy walk. The end of it on the road is no fun but hitc-hiking back to Sougia is relatively easy. Take some water and snacks with you, though

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Bexleyheath, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were dropped off at about 8.30 at the roadside and made our own way down to the entrance, stopping off at the small cafe on the way. The gorge was a little chilly, it being early and so high up but it quickly warmed up. There were so many beautiful flowers and views down and back up the gorge.... More 

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Ludlow, Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a very pretty gorge, full of flowers and easy to navigate. We got a taxi up the road to the start of the gorge then turned off just before the top to walk up another short gorge and then on to Omalos. We think Agia Irini gorge is the prettiest of six we walked through.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Agia Irini gorge is a really nice alternative for those who don't want the distance and the crowds of Samaria. we got a lift up to the top of the gorge from our hotel in Sougia and then walked down it and back to Sougia village-all up about 12 Kilometers. we are a relatively fit couple in our 60s/70s and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We went to the Irini Gorge because the Samaria Gorge was closed while we were in Crete. The Irini Gorge took about 3 hours to hike (downward direction). There was a lot of beautiful trees and rock formations along the way. Take your own water & snacks. The trail is very well marked and there is a cafe/traverna at the... More 

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