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Fygou Gorge

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Fygou Gorge, a small yet stunning sub-gorge of the renowned Agia Irini Gorge, is situated near Sougia. This narrow canyon played a significant role in history, serving as an escape route for local rebels to the Sfakia mountains during various revolutions, hence its name ‘Fygou’, meaning escape.

In present times, many trekkers embarking on the Agia Irini Gorge trail, the second most popular gorge in Crete after Samaria, choose to commence their journey from Fygou Gorge. After approximately an hour of walking, they meet the Agia Irini Gorge.

A beautiful path winds through Fygou, weaving between a picturesque cypress and pine grove. An abandoned settlement and a Forest Service outpost can be found at the location known as Polla Spitakia. Near the point where Fygou Gorge meets the Agia Irini Gorge, the historic Hirotrypa cave is located. This site marks a tragic event from 1822 when two local hermits were murdered by the Ottomans.

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What is Fygou Gorge?

Fygou Gorge is a hiking gorge located in Chania, Greece.

What type of gorge is Fygou Gorge?

Fygou Gorge is a hiking gorge with a signed trail.

Is there water in Fygou Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Fygou Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Fygou Gorge?

Fygou Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Fygou Gorge?

Fygou Gorge is 3 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Fygou Gorge?

Fygou Gorge has a difficulty level of 2 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Fygou Gorge?

It takes approximately 1 hour to hike Fygou Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Fygou Gorge?

The altitude difference in Fygou Gorge is 550 meters.

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Stays near Fygou Gorge

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  • Eparchiaki Odos Chanion - Sougias

Featuring pool views, Villa Aeolus with private overflow, endless, heated pool offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 23 km from Samaria Gorge. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The villa offers a picnic area.

Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete is 36 km from Villa Aeolus with private overflow, endless, heated pool, while Limnoupolis is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 58 km from the accommodation.

  • 3.0 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Omalos

Mike Omalos Houses features lake views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Omalós, 5.1 km from Samaria Gorge.

The holiday home provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Mike Omalos Houses offers a picnic area.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy hiking and bike tours nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete is 22 km from Mike Omalos Houses, while Limnoupolis is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 52 km from the holiday home.

  • 3.5 km
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Kambanos

Square Apartment, a property with a terrace, is set in Kambanós, 40 km from Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete, 45 km from Limnoupolis, as well as 48 km from Platanias Square. The air-conditioned accommodation is 27 km from Samaria Gorge, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a balcony with mountain views.

Agios Dimitrios Church is 48 km from the apartment, while Municipal Garden is 49 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 62 km from Square Apartment.

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  • Omalos Kydwnias, Chania

Located in the plain of Omalos, at 1,050 metres above sea level, the 2-star hotel Neos Omalos features a traditional restaurant, and offers rooms with view of Lefka Ori Mountain.

Neos Omalos guest rooms are heated/air-conditioned and each is en suite with shower, bath amenities and hairdryer. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

Hotel Neos Omalos serves a Continental breakfast each morning. Traditional Cretan dishes prepared with fresh, local products are served at the hotel’s restaurant. Also available is a bar and a spacious reception lounge.

Neos Omalos is a 10-minute drive from Samaria’s Gorge and serves as a great base for mountaineering activities. Transfer service from the hotel to the gorge and free private parking are provided. Chania is 35 km away.

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  • Eparchiaki Odos Chanion - Sougias

Located in Sougia, 33 km from Samaria Gorge, Monastery Estate Retreat provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a concierge service, along with free WiFi. The property is allergy-free and is set 46 km from Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. All rooms come with a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a patio and others also offer pool views. At Monastery Estate Retreat each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Monastery Estate Retreat offers 3-star accommodation with a sauna and spa centre.

The nearest airport is Chania International, 68 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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  • Moni Selinou

Built of stone and wood, Monastery Estate is located in the traditional Moni Village of Chania, within 4.5 km from Sougia Beach. It offers self-catering accommodation with fireplace, free Wi-Fi and a patio overlooking the mountain range of Lefka Ori.

Fitted with wooden floors and beamed ceilings, the apartments of Monastery combine modern and traditional elements. Each air-conditioned unit features a seating and a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. The stone-built bathroom comes with shower and a hairdryer.

Restaurants and mini markets can be found at Sougia Village, within 4.5 km from Monastery Estate. The famous Agia Eirini Gorge is at 13 km, while the seaside Paleochora is 28 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 5.6 km

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