Hiking the IRINI Gorge

the little sister of Samaria Gorge

Mediterranean forest

At the altitude of around 560 m.
The gorge starts at the village of Agia Irini and is 7 km long. The extended walk of 12 km ends at Sougia

colour and sweet smelling scent

The nature in the Agia Irini Gorge is lush, with very tall plane trees, cypress trees and many flowers and herbs.Most of the gorge is in the shade


A blissful small coastal village on the southern side of Crete.Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea. Several waterfront tavernas and cafes, bars



Pick ups from our office in Paleochora and a drive to Agia Irini Village, in the White Mountains.
Enjoy a trek in the gorge on an 1 hour bus drive


Entrance of the gorge where there is time to purchase a hot drink and breakfast and use the facilities before you start.
Walk through the gorge which is 7km and takes approx 3 hours.From there more 5 km to Sougia

12:30 approx

End of the trek
Free time for about 2 and a half hours, rest and swim at the village of Sougia that boasts numerous taverns and shops.


Board a boat for the trip from Sougia to Paleochora,


Arrive at Paleochora
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