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Great hike

Parked at the bottom of the trail but there is a Cafe/ restaurant at the start of the trail which... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Little rough, but pretty.

We didn’t want to dedicate fully to the larger gorge so we drove out to this one. Hiked down, and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded scenery.
Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Parked at the bottom of the trail but there is a Cafe/ restaurant at the start of the trail which would have been a better place to start the walk. Had planned to walk up and down but the rain put an end to that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We didn’t want to dedicate fully to the larger gorge so we drove out to this one. Hiked down, and got a taxi back up from the cafe at the base. It is a little rough, but nothing crazy for the hike. Recommend sunscreen and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We opted to walk this gorge rather than Samaria due to time constraints. We drove to Sougia and left the car (free parking!) taking a 40 minute bus journey back up to the entrance. The walk was very peaceful and enjoyable, with some beautiful views,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I walked up the Samaria Gorge in July about 30 years ago (it was busy even then!) so I wasn't too disappointed to learn that it was closed for a few days following a heavy storm late September this year. In terms of sheer scale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vistablue
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Not as easy as the guide books suggest, especially when it’s hot. We started at 11am on sept 5th and found the heat intense. Although much woodland and shade down this gorge there are still many spots exposed to the sun. The track is quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ValentineH92
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We stayed in Agia Marina and decided to hike Agia Irini Gorge last week instead of Samaria because of the reviews. The drive to the Gorge was beautiful, winding through the mountains. We encountered mountain goats along the drive down. The Gorge was not crowded...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a minibus dropping us off at the north entrance of the gorge around 8:30am. There is one restaurant that seemed to be open so you might have been able to get breakfast but a little cafe-looking building was closed. Thankfully we had eaten...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank salmiakkirae
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to do this gorge as it is shorter than samaria and we have children with us. So we drove through the very windey but very scenic mountain road from chania, got there around 12.30 and had decided beforehand not to go all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maz110
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We hiked the Agia Irini Gorge twice both ways. The longer hike we started from another end of Omalos Plateau from a small parking place and followed hiking route E4 towards the Gorge. The vertical was a bit more than 1000m so you need to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KonowKr
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Sougia where we met the taxi driver, we followed him by car to the end of the walk of Agia Irini, next to the taverna. From there we all went in his car for 30minutes (30€) to start the walk at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Celine000111
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29 February 2016|
Response from alleluiamichel | Reviewed this property |
We just bought regular bus tickets in Sougia, where we were staying.