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Agia Irini Gorge - West Crete

  • West Crete
  • West Crete
  • West Crete
Nature Adventure Agia Irini Gorge European Path E4 Things to know before you go; most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation.
If you want to pass through the Agia Irini Gorge you must wear the right clothes and shoes for walking and hiking. The Agia Irini Gorge is 12 km, 7 km of them in the gorge and 5 km outside. The starting point is the village of Agia Irini. An official walking map for Crete does not exist, but you will always find a map of the whole route at the entrance to each gorge. These maps are detailed enough to give you information about the gorges. Like most gorges on Crete, the Agia Irini Gorge is also a riverbed. You can admire the local flora and fauna, such as the endangered Cretan wild goat and various plants like cypress, pine, and dittany. The path first goes uphill and then downhill. In the gorge there are several picnic areas where you can have a short rest beneath the shade of the old pine trees. It is a medium level hiking trail. The walk takes a total of 5 hours and can be done throughout the year, provided that it hasn't just rained. An average walker knows that hiking in a gorge after a rainy day is dangerous because stones from the mountain can be dislodged. This riverbed is dry in summertime, but up until June you will see some water, brooks and springs where you can fill your bottle with fresh water. It is paved with huge stones and pebles. More information for booking the best Hotels, Apartments and Villas in West Crete: info@kreta.com, The Crete-Experts have the best ideas for Crete!

Agia Irini Gorge

Nature Adventure Agia Irini Gorge European Path E4 Things to know before you go; most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation.
If you want to pass through the Agia Irini Gorge you must wear the right clothes and shoes for walking and hiking. The Agia Irini Gorge is 12 km, 7 km of them in the gorge and 5 km outside. The starting point is the village of Agia Irini. An official walking map for Crete does not exist, but you will always find a map of the whole route at the entrance to each gorge. These maps are detailed enough to give you information about the gorges. Like most gorges on Crete, the Agia Irini Gorge is also a riverbed. You can admire the local flora and fauna, such as the endangered Cretan wild goat and various plants like cypress, pine, and dittany. The path first goes uphill and then downhill. In the gorge there are several picnic areas where you can have a short rest beneath the shade of the old pine trees. It is a medium level hiking trail. The walk takes a total of 5 hours and can be done throughout the year, provided that it hasn't just rained. An average walker knows that hiking in a gorge after a rainy day is dangerous because stones from the mountain can be dislodged. This riverbed is dry in summertime, but up until June you will see some water, brooks and springs where you can fill your bottle with fresh water. It is paved with huge stones and pebles. More information for booking the best Hotels, Apartments and Villas in West Crete: info@kreta.com, The Crete-Experts have the best ideas for Crete!

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Book in advance HIKING THROUGH THE AGIA IRINI GORGE:
Things to know before you go; most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation in western Crete. This hiking tour will lead you through sceneries of uncommon beauty and of exceptional wilderness.
The tour will take place in almost every weather condition - the organizer will take the final decision in case of very bad weather conditions. In this case you´ll be informed from us and the tour will be moved to another day or cancelled. In case of cancellation on our part you´ll get your money back.

Not suited for the elderly and for people with cardiovascular disorders.

We offer the hiking - tour through the Agia Irini Gorge on several days of the week. Our pickup points are in the north-west-coast, please use the drop off menu for searching the pickup point suites to your location. After ticking off your date, the pick-up points and the number of guests to book will follow.

You Can book this hiking tour easily online.

The Agia Irini Gorge is a nature reserve with many endemic plants and water sources. You will be picked up by bus from the pick-up point, the tour starts very early in the morning. "Agia Irini", the path is very well marked. Entry to the Agia Irini Gorge costs around 3 euros (if someone is there who collects). This entry money is in our price not included. A hassle-free day ideal for nature lovers. Agia Irini Gorge is not so reknown as Samaria Gorge but at least as exciting.

As the path is very well marked this tour is not guided, you walk at your own. We offer only the service for the transportation. Our bus will wait at the end of the gorge and takes you back to your hotel or pick up point. This keenly priced tour costs only 33 € for the adults and children pay half.

It is a very green, varied gorge. Dangerous passages are well protected by wooden railings. Partly you walk through the dry riverbed on pebbles. In springtime you walk beside the spring. There are rest areas and toilets in the gorge. The Agia Irini Gorge is a true nature experience in every season. Since there are a lot of onion flowers here, it is a real paradise in the springtime till June and at the beginning of October. It is my personal favourite canyon as it will reward the hiker for little effort!
Agia Irini Gorge is also very easy to walk for children from 7 years old with an excellent physical condition.
Quite stable footwear and headgear is to use, then the ascend is not a problem. Hiking - duration about 3 1/2 - 5 hours.
Please bear in mind that this excursion is Non-refundable.
If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back.
West Crete, Agia Irini Gorge
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