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Less growded option for Samaria gorge

We had a minibus dropping us off at the north entrance of the gorge around 8:30am. There is one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helsinki, Finland
Great hike but tiring

We decided to do this gorge as it is shorter than samaria and we have children with us. So we drove... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank salmiakkirae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Maz110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank Celine000111
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This hike is everything described in the tour books and reviews...except, the trail is not in the best of shape. Several years of bad weather have rendered the trail difficult to navigate. You must be in relatively good shape and able to climb over boulders...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We walked this down and up in May. We had headed up to Samaria but the cloud as low so came down. Irini was a really nice walk - we took 2 hours down and 2 back. Had a good breakfast at the taverna at...More

Thank JFH123
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We did the bottom end near sundown in March 2016 and it was full of flowers and orchids. Did both ends again late April 2018, and there was very little water at the top, and just one orchid inside the gorge (been a very dry...More

Thank HullMick_13
Reviewed 25 May 2018

3 hours up and 2.5 down with a late lunch at the Oasis taverna. The Dracunulus flowers in the spring are amazing.You can keep the other gorges this is the one. The new toilets and water points open in the summer are superb.

Thank davidpepper2016
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This gorge is delightful and much quieter than others. We got a taxi from Sougia to the start of the gorge 3 kms or so away to save a tedious walk uphill on tarmac. Although the ascent is 600 metres it's very gradual so not...More

1  Thank gymuser
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Try to walk from Sougia to Lissos - it's easier as all the waymarkers are facing that direction. People said it takes one hour - that might be true for a regular hiker - but, for an average rambler like me it took 2 hours...More

Thank AIian
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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.