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Sirikari Gorge

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The Sirikari gorge, situated 55km west of Chania and 17km south of Kissamos, is nestled in a verdant area filled with canyons and streams. The paved road leading to Sirikari weaves through lush vegetation, offering a glimpse of the area’s beauty from the get-go. The gorge splits into two parallel paths here – Tsichliano to the west and Kioliano or Sirikariano to the east, both culminating at the Polirinia settlement, the site of the ancient town of Polirinia. The town’s ancient walls, still in a decent state of preservation, stand tall in its citadel, atop a hill with a panoramic view of the Kissamos bay.

Close to Sirikari, an enchanting forest unfolds, home to towering chestnut trees, quaint waterfalls, and babbling brooks. Although it isn’t the only chestnut forest in the Chania prefecture, with several others dotting the slopes of the White Mountains, its beauty and vastness set it apart.

Adjacent to Sirikari, in Sineniana, stand two well-preserved old watermills. A visit to the Church of the Assumption is also recommended, particularly on August 15th, when a traditional feast is held. The church, nestled in the chestnut grove, is surrounded by other trees like holm oaks, cypresses, and plane trees. A little further along, you can explore an abandoned village set amidst a stunning oak wood. Additionally, the Sirikari village houses the 15th-century Byzantine church of the Holy Apostles (Agii Apostoli), which is definitely worth a visit.

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Most frequent asked questions

How accessible is Sirikari Gorge?

Sirikari Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Sirikari Gorge?

Sirikari Gorge is 6 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Sirikari Gorge?

The difficulty level of Sirikari Gorge is 1 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Sirikari Gorge?

It takes approximately 2.5 hours to hike Sirikari Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Sirikari Gorge?

The altitude difference in Sirikari Gorge is 170 meters.

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Stays near Sirikari Gorge

  • 8.5 / 10
  • Σηρικαρι

Boasting mountain views, Kastania 1 features accommodation with a garden and a balcony, around 21 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a kettle, and 1 bathroom with an a bath or shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

A continental, vegetarian or vegan breakfast is available each morning at the property.

Ancient Falassarna is 26 km from the apartment, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 40 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 63 km from Kastania 1.

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€54

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  • 110 m
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Kalathenes

Situated in Kaláthenai and only 16 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port, Margiani House features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The holiday home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. A car rental service is available at Margiani House.

Ancient Falassarna is 20 km from the accommodation, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 35 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International, 58 km from Margiani House, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€55

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  • 2.8 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Vlatos

Situated in Vlátos in the Crete Region, this detached villa features a terrace and a garden. Guests benefit from balcony and a barbecue. Free WiFi is available .

There is a seating area and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher. A TV with satellite channels is offered. Other facilities at Villa Vlatos include a sun terrace.

Car hire is available at the property and the area is popular for horse riding and cycling. Chania Town is 36 km from Villa Vlatos, while Elafonisi is 16 km away. Free private parking is available on site. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 47 km from Villa Vlatos.

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€166

/night

  • 3.4 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Τοπολιά-Καλάθενας

Situated in Kissamos, 14 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port and 23 km from Ancient Falassarna, Batilas Garden House offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The apartment offers a picnic area.

Agios Dimitrios Church is 32 km from Batilas Garden House, while Platanias Square is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 55 km from the accommodation.

  • 3.5 km
  • 6 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Topolias-Kalathenas

Situated in Kaláthenai and only 14 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port, Αρχοντικό στα Τοπόλια features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property was built in 19th century and has air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The chalet features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The chalet offers a hot tub. Guests can also relax in the garden.

Ancient Falassarna is 23 km from Αρχοντικό στα Τοπόλια, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 55 km from the accommodation.

  • 3.5 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Τοπολιά-Καλάθενας

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Studio Batilas is set in Kaláthenai. The property has garden views and is 14 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port and 23 km from Ancient Falassarna.

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 32 km from the apartment, while Platanias Square is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 55 km from Studio Batilas.

  • 3.6 km

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