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A Touch of the Past, a good walk, and boat trip

To reach the ancient city of Lissos we walked from Sougia on the well marked trail up the Lissos... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
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walking from Palaiochora to Sougia

The E4 path winds from Palaiochora to Sougia along the coast. From Palaiochora the walk is 13k... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

To reach the ancient city of Lissos we walked from Sougia on the well marked trail up the Lissos gorge and over the hill and down a rough zig-zag path to Lissos. This walk of one and a half hours should not be underestimated. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

The E4 path winds from Palaiochora to Sougia along the coast. From Palaiochora the walk is 13k. On a scale 1 to 4 with 1 easiest, it is 2 for both the going underfoot and how strenuous it is. Overall the path includes some easy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We had read about the gorge walks across Crete but were put off from the Samaria walk due to needing to really do it as part of a tour as it seemed to be difficult to drive yourself to it. After a bit of research...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jemmavs
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Near Sougia , there is the archaeological site of Lyssos which can be reached either on foot from the village or a taxi boat , we chose this last one mainly for time reason. You get to the temple of Asclepius where you can see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Maurizio M
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Two thosand years of occupation; beautiful mosaics; silence. Perfect peace. Isolation. Good stop on the walk from Sougia to Paleohora.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

If you go to Lissos the main area with the church and mosaic floor is on your right when you descend down towards the valley. Go through a gate and up some steps to the mosaic floor. Then return to the gate before turning right...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Helen T
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

From the town sougia After a 4km (1h)walk in a gorge and up a mountain you arrive to this beautiful ancient town with a great beach. Lot of ruins to see and after you can take a swim in the beautiful bay. Very quiet and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Salvo_KANGOO
Reviewed September 16, 2017

we hiked here and back from Sougia. the bay at Lissos is lovely with a small empty beach. you can get a boat taxi back for five euro if you do not want to hike the return. quiet and beautiful, recommended

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Maureen P
Reviewed September 15, 2017

If you're not an experienced and avid hiker, my advice is to take a pleasure boat ($5 Euro) from Sougia to Lissos and walk back. It is a nice spot to swim and explore the ruins, but the hike is harder--all the hikes in Greece...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bigjoeChicago
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This is a lovely hike from Sougia, under 2 hours. Thru some forest, views from cliffs above the sea, a steep descent into Lissos. There aren't very many ruins, but it's a beautiful blue lagoon to swim in and relax for the afternoon. When you're...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank MV58
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