Agia Irini Gorge

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The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded scenery.
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Marie-Reine G
London, UK44 contributions
Easier & shorter than Samaria. Well worth it.
Except you either take a taxi to the boat village or walk 4/5 km which we did, it's a bit montonous, apparently there is a path along the sea.
Written June 2, 2022
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Lori W
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This hike was harder and longer than we thought. I did not realize you had to climb over huge boulders for most of the hike. While there were some painted markings on rocks to point the way, at some point the red markings turned to blue markings and the hike got much more challenging. Signage would have been helpful, especially pointing out if there was a harder (blue) or easier (red) path. Since there was poor cell phone reception, we couldn't always connect to the All Trails app to guide us on the hike. Fortunately, we downloaded it before the hike so it provided some guidance. This hike was 6 miles for us and took 5 hours. In the States our 5 mile hikes only take us 2 hours to complete.
Written June 1, 2022
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HeyJemmaLondoner
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We parked our rental car down at the Oasis Tavern (for free), walked up and back down the gorge, which took us about 4 hours walking time, to complete the 15km total trip. As we were visiting Crete in April, the famous Samaria Gorge was still closed, but this was a pleasant way to spend a day exploring a gorge. The trail is well marked, with paint on the rocks. It does involve clambering and climbing at times, and we had to advise one German retiree that she would not be able to take her mountain bike easily up! We saw a walking group of 40 people, and around 30 other people spread out through the walk, so otherwise it was nice and peaceful. The gorge is dry for most of the walk up, but still plenty to look at in the rocks, plants and animals, and to wonder how and when it is filled with water. None of the taps worked, so of course in the blazing sun we had taken 2 litres each. As you reach the top few kms the river appears, which is a welcome sight. I even went for a dip in one of the pools - very refreshing snow melt water!! I don't always enjoy an out-and-back walk, but there were different perspectives coming back down the valley. We had a welcome cool beer and snack when we arrived back at the Oasis Tavern, which I would recommend with cool house music vibes and hammock options!
Written May 11, 2022
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René Kongerslev T
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Family
Great walk, with some small passages with difficult “climb’s” and not just a walk.
Tip “how to do”: We took our rental car to Óasis Tavern near Anatolicos Selinos (maps.google) then we had Melitas taxi Sougi to take us to the start of Agia Irini, 30 euro and was booked the evening before at WhatsApp +30 694 085 9860, great service. Walk down the great trail and ended up at the Óasis Tavern where a relaxed and well deserved cold drink was waiting. Just a great way to spend a day with the family on a vacation.
If you prefer to have at little bit of challenge, I would recommend to take the walk from the bottom and up. 500m up and 100m down of elevation.
Written April 21, 2022
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Jimmad02
Madison, WI22 contributions
This is a beautiful hike but very strenuous. The original trail is washed out about 1/2 way through and you finish the hike in the river bed on rocks/boulders. A path is marked with paint but it is a lot of boulder scrambling. I wouldn't take small children on it nor anyone who can't easily step up and down 2 steps on a typical staircase.

Having said that, it is pretty with water along the way and a nice taverna at the end (no real food, though) with water and drinks.
Written November 22, 2021
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Janet W
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I’m very impressed by the fitness of previous reviewers, who must be young and half-mountain-goat! As an older, though fit, person with a dodgy knee, I found this walk strenuous. That said, it was well worth it, and of course you can take your time on the more difficult stretches.

I understand that the spring torrents wash away the path, and the handrails put up to help the aged. So the walk must change somewhat from year to year. Whatever, this is definitely not an easy ramble! There are some steep ascents, and numerous downhill scrambles, on treacherous scree. You have been warned.

The Oasis cafe at the end was a wonder to behold. It also sells a few traditional products.
Written September 17, 2021
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Cricketfeatures
Koh samui18 contributions
Family
We hiked from the top to the bottom. My wife and I did it with our 2 and 5 year olds. The 5 year old loved it. The 2 year old had to be carried most of the way. It took 3.5 hours with a picnic stop. All rockfall has been dealt with and the way is clearly marked.

The bar at the bottom called a taxi. Wait time was only 10 minutes and cost a was 35 euros for a 7 seater.
Written September 18, 2020
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Teodora T
5 contributions
The gorge is beautiful, but for sure not a shady walk, as it was promoted in our travel guide book. We went in with 2 toddlers and the passage was more than 6 hours (3 according to the book). A lot of ups and downs, tiny paths and etc. The taxy in the end cost us 30 euro. Nice place, much shorter compared to Samaria, but still do not recommend to people with no experience.
Written August 20, 2020
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GandS84
Hungerford, UK146 contributions
This gorge is nearly as beautiful as Samaria but shorter and without the long set of uneven steps leading in to it. Its also a lot quieter so you wont be in a long crocodile of walkers. The footing is uneven, particularly where the winter's rain has washed out the path. The cafe at the end is a welcome sight and servers a good lunch. Take a taxi back to the top for about 20 euro, depending on how many go (the cafe will phone for you and put 6 of us together making it only 10 euro each.
Well worth the visit.
Written September 26, 2019
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Brian H
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A very picturesque gorge walk. Not too strenuous although much is walking over boulders. Many up and down stretches but suitable for the whole family. €2 entrance fee. At the end there is a cafe for well deserved drinks. You can either walk to sougia or wait for bus to sougia then back to the start of the gorge. A taxi back to the start costs €20 to €30. Not too bad even on a sunny day as there is plenty of shade.
Written September 4, 2019
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