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Agia Irini Gorge - Lassithi

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The Agia Irini gorge, located near the quaint town of Ziros, begins from the Agia Irini village and concludes at the stunning Agia Irini beach. An ancient path through the gorge leads to the Xerokambos area. Before reaching the sea, it converges with the Platyvolo gorge, which drains the small Hametoulo plateau where a dirt road leads to the beach.

Both gorges are rugged and untamed, characterized by steep inclines and towering walls. The westernmost branch, in particular, can be intimidating and hazardous for those unaccustomed to canyon hiking, though it doesn’t require any technical skills. A hike through the gorge typically takes between 2 to 3 hours, depending on your speed. The steep inclines, which start at an altitude of 500m and descend to sea level, can put significant strain on your knees. There are no marked trails, so hikers must navigate their own way.

Most frequent asked questions

Where is Agia Irini Gorge located?

Agia Irini Gorge is located in the Lasithi Region of Crete, Greece.

What is the difficulty level of hiking Agia Irini Gorge?

The difficulty level of hiking Agia Irini Gorge is considered moderate, with some steep and rocky sections.

What is the best time of year to hike Agia Irini Gorge?

The best time of year to hike Agia Irini Gorge is from April to October, when the weather is mild and the water levels are low.

Is there an entrance fee for Agia Irini Gorge?

There is no entrance fee for Agia Irini Gorge.

Are there any guided tours available for Agia Irini Gorge?

Yes, there are guided tours available for Agia Irini Gorge, which can be booked through local tour operators.

What should I bring with me when hiking Agia Irini Gorge?

You should bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery.

Can I swim in the river at Agia Irini Gorge?

Swimming is not recommended in the river at Agia Irini Gorge, as the water can be deep and the currents can be strong.

Is camping allowed at Agia Irini Gorge?

Camping is not allowed at Agia Irini Gorge, as it is a protected natural area.

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