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Lissos Gorge

Gorge description

The trail linking Sougia to ancient Lissos runs through the grandeur of the Lissos or Skevroto gorge. This lengthy canyon is characterized by its majestic towering walls. However, the path to Lissos only covers a fraction of this route, taking approximately one hour to traverse.

Upon exiting the path on the Lissos side, one encounters the historical remnants of ancient Lissos. Notable landmarks include the Asclepius temple with its floor mosaic, the scattered ruins of the ancient city, tombs, the Roman theatre, and the Panagia and St. Kirikos churches. These churches were erected on the foundation of a previous early Christian church.

Returning to Sougia is possible either by embarking on a boat ride from the picturesque Lissos beach or by retracing the path on foot.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Lissos Gorge?

Lissos Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the Chania region of Greece.

What type of gorge is Lissos Gorge?

Lissos Gorge is a hiking gorge with a signed trail.

What is the water situation like in Lissos Gorge?

Generally, Lissos Gorge is dry.

How accessible is Lissos Gorge?

Lissos Gorge is accessible by walking.

How long is Lissos Gorge?

Lissos Gorge is 2 km long.

On a scale of 1-10, how difficult is Lissos Gorge?

Lissos Gorge has a difficulty rating of 2 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Lissos Gorge?

It takes approximately 1 hour to hike Lissos Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Lissos Gorge?

The altitude difference in Lissos Gorge is 100.

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