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We were destroyed the day before by the Samaria Gorge, so skipped the hike and got Captain Yannis... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
brent k
Kansas City, Missouri
A hike with a fantastic reward

The Ancient City of Lissos is just west of Sougia, on the southern coast (Libyan Sea) of Western... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2015
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

We were destroyed the day before by the Samaria Gorge, so skipped the hike and got Captain Yannis to take us over for a few hours. The approach by sea is breathtaking and once you arrive, you have to scramble up on a rock and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

The Ancient City of Lissos is just west of Sougia, on the southern coast (Libyan Sea) of Western Crete. It was an ancient Greek, then Roman city, largely destroyed by an earthquake thousands of years ago. Many of the buildings, including a greek temple and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

The sea, the peace, the flowery fields among the ruins. The ancient history. The walk through the initial shady gorge (starting from Sougia), climbing the steep hill before crossing the plateau and descending to this green paradise. Best swim ever.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank 98Kristin
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We decided to do the hike to Lissos and back from Sougia based on reviews that said the hike was fairly easy. I wanted to elaborate on that, so people don't get the wrong impression that it is "a walk in the park". The hike...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank MobPro
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We got a small boat from Sougia at 3pm at a cost of €4 each, very reasonable. I had hoped to swim in Lissos but it was not as attractive as the beach in Sougia so we didn't bother. But it is a wonderful location,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Matac54
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Lovely walk. not too challenging and an amazing ancient site with no entrance fees and all just there for you to see. Was surprisingly busy for early May, but nonetheless a good place to visit.

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank PacificDiana
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We did this walk in late September when it was a little cooler. The air temp was still +28C though so we took plenty of water. I won't describe the route as the details are well documented. I recommend www.sougia.info where there is a very...More

Date of experience: September 2013
5  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 16 September 2013

The first time we got there by boat somebody was playing buzouki in the woods,the beach was deserted and the antique remains of many different ages were like a dream. We went back many times .

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank massimov192
Reviewed 12 September 2013

If you are walking to Lissos, it's better to start early as the walk over the hill is open to the sun, with no shade. Lissos is interesting, with plenty to see and explore. Probably best to do a little research into the place first

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 15 May 2013

A lovely 1.5hour hike through a little gorge from Sougia harbour, and then over a rocky plateau to a great aerial view of Lissos Bay. Just a couple of people camping on the beach overnight, and a few walkers on the E4 footpath. Ruins are...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank hullmick
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