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Gorgeous Gorge Walk

Unprepared as we were, I would say it is not an easy stroll for the elderly or infirm! It was... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
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A Great Alternative to Samaria

If you think eight hours of Samaria gorge is bit to long for you, then head for Agia Irini. Best... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
John B
Columbus, Ohio
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The four-hour walk through the gorge takes you through beautiful, uncrowded scenery.
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Sougia, Crete 73009, Greece
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Unprepared as we were, I would say it is not an easy stroll for the elderly or infirm! It was however worth it. A spur of the moment decision armed with a couple of bottles of water, I would say we were fortunate. The weather...More

Thank UnclePablo54
Reviewed 24 September 2017

If you think eight hours of Samaria gorge is bit to long for you, then head for Agia Irini. Best early in the morning, well market and easy hike. Life is easier if you take the bus to the entrance and then hike all the...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We have just walked Agia Irini on a very hot day and it exceeded expectations. After catching the early bus from Sougia, we took three hours and it was comfortably shady all the way. It's half the length of Samaria but twice as enjoyable as...More

Thank MegH007
Reviewed 16 September 2017

we and a few others that we passed by were the only people in the gorge. we took the bus from Moni to Agia Eirini. entry costs 2 euros, the bus was only 2.20 euro each. this walk is a total of 7km from start...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We left Moni on the 12.40 bus and got to Agia Irini by about 1.15pm. Only 2.10 euros. This gorge is possible to do in a half day. It took us about 3.5 hours and we stopped a few times. The route is well marked...More

Thank Lucie02
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Samaria, Imbros and Mili completed in the last 2 to 10 years, Irini appeared to be a dawdling doddle. Same foot wear: robust sandals / trainers, our party of 5, [22-60] headed off from the top. First 3-4 km [as with the remainder] had the...More

Thank Val R
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Those gorge are not only stunning, there is virtually nobody around ! Well equipped with regular water supply and toilets, the scenery is just unbelievable ! Even on a hot day, the shadow from the cliff and the cool wind ensure that you are enjoying...More

Thank HeyMarco
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a great descent through an unspoilt limestone gorge with only a handful of other visitors, even in high season. I its an easy drive from the north coast. We parked at the upper end near the taverna and just did the descent. I'm...More

1  Thank LoogaGuzzi
Reviewed 30 July 2017

very long, very hot, very dry. You must start very early in the morning in order to be able to catch the boat at 5:30 pm. Not especially scenic.

1  Thank MV58
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Loved our hike. It was more challenging than we expected with some precarious ladder climbing, slippery rock descending, and the necessity at one point to take off shoes, roll up pants, and walk through some knee high water. Worth it! But be prepared. Likewise, know...More

1  Thank Harrison S
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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.