Platanias Taxi Tours: Agia Irini Gorge Tour. Agia Irini Gorge – Sougia beach
10hours tour, 120km
Taxi 1-4 persons | Minibus 5-8 persons
Taking part in the Agia Irini Gorge Tour and explore the Cretan landscape! Agia Irini Gorge – Sougia Beach Round Trip: The path into the gorge of Agia Irini starts at the exit of the village of Agia Irini at an altitude of 590m. A short walk down a wide path which will go past a stone house where the entrance fee is collected. The path narrows, crosses the river bed on a small wooden bridge and continues along the eastern side of the gorge.
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The path is always clear to follow and is shaded most of the time by plane and pine trees. There are a few ascents along the side of the gorge but the path always descends back into the bottom of the valley, crossing the river bed several times. There are a few other rest areas with water (but not always working so best to carry a small supply of water).
A little further down the gorge there are a couple of spots where you might need to use your hands to get over some boulders but on the whole the path is easy and after around 2 hours 30 minutes (7.5km) the gorge widens, you start seeing olive trees and terraces and a sign points out to the exit on the left hand side where you reach the road. There is a small taverna which should be open from April to October and serves drinks as well as good food.
In the spring the gorge is full of wildflowers but most of them dry out by late May and get replaced by flowering oleander bushes.
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