Agia Irini Gorge – Sougia Beach- Paleochora

A weekend in Western Crete on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2014 that combines hiking and swimming.

We set off on Saturday afternoon to Omalos Plateau, Chania, at 1080m. At a point called Seliniotikos Poros we start crossing the beautiful and green Gorge of Agia Irini. We end in Sougia Beach with the crystal clear blue waters, where we spend the night on the beach or in rooms.

On Sunday morning we start out hike along the coast westwards to Paleochora following the European trail E4. On the way we cross the Lissos Gorge and we visit Lissos archaeological site. We also stop for short swims at beautiful small beaches.

People who do not wish to join the hike on Sunday can spend the day in Sougia Beach and go to Paleochora by bus in the afternoon, where they join the rest of the group.

Leader: Michalis lyratzakis • Hiking hours: 4+6 • Difficulty Rate: 1+2

Departure: 07.30 from the Archaeological Museum.

Information: Monday to Thursday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810-227609.

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