Agia Irini Gorge

Details

DURATION

6 hours

DIFFICULTY

Medium

GROUP SIZE

2 - 6 persons

SCHEDULE

Every Tuesday

TYPE

Small group

PICK UP TIME

08:00 (Depending on your hotel)

PICK UP PLACE

Hotels in Rethymno district

Price List

Highlights

  • Explore the rich flora in Agia Irini gorge and enjoy the summer sun
  • Enjoy the experience of trekking next to the running waters
  • Admire the breathtaking view at the end of the gorge
  • Have a knowledgeable guide assist you through the trail
  • Have full Cretan lunch in a local taverna
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

Entering the gorge

Entering the gorge

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 (if the warden is busy elsewhere he might collect it later when he meets you along the way). The path narrows, crosses the river bed on a small wooden bridge and continues along the eastern side of the gorge.

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). You will see that there are far fewer people, instead of the hundreds (and during peak hours, thousands) of hikers a day that usually are found in Samaria gorge, you will only find a handful (and sometimes a hundred people a day).

Also, it is much shorter: 7.5 km to the exit of the gorge instead of 16 km for the walk through Samaria

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.

What’s Included

Hotel pick up and drop off (Only Rethymno district)

English or French speaking guide

Local driver/guide​

Transport by air-conditioned car​/mini bus

Guidance through the hike trail

Exploring the gorge of Agia Irini

Lunch (vegetarian option included)

All taxes, fees and handling charges​

Lots of adventure and laughter! :)

ADULTS

145 EURO P/P

CHILDREN (3 - 12)50% 
INFANTS (0 - 2)FREE
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