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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 16 June 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
Great walk!

We had read about the gorge walks across Crete but were put off from the Samaria walk due to... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Jemma S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 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

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Reviewed 11 June 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

1  Thank Jemma S
Reviewed 11 May 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

1  Thank Maurizio M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

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

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 9 October 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

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 21 September 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

Thank Salvo_KANGOO
Reviewed 16 September 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

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 16 September 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

Thank bigjoeChicago
Reviewed 30 July 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

1  Thank MV58
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We passed from this beautiful beach when we were hiking between Sougia and Paleochora and we were amazed by the beautiful peaceful water and the great view. Lissos was an ancient city with so much history and you can see the ruins and what is...More

Thank George T
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