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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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A great walk

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Well worth walking , great day hike through the gorge, follow the trail from one end to the other, if staying in Sugia have a taxi dropp you at the North end and walk back to Sougia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

We started from Sougia to the other end and it was a great hike -lots of view points and different perspectives. In my opinion it is better than Samaria Gorge. There's water in the second half of the hike to refill your water bottle but make sure you bring sufficient water in anycase. There's a cafe at the start of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The gorge is not as impressive as Samaria, but still very nice, and we enjoyed the quietness. We did it between 1 and 4pm so it was quite hot but there was definitely a good share of shade. We went there by taking the 12:30pm bus which stops at moni village (first stop after Sougia, the bus is the one... More 

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