Orino Gorge

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

The Orino Gorge, known as the Red Butterflies gorge, is one of the most beautiful green gorges in Crete. In the past, red butterflies used to pop out of bushes and trees but nowadays, after the forest fire of 1993, their number has been considerably reduced.

At the beginning of our hike on Sunday, July 6th, 2014, there are small cataracts and a small river flows along the gorge, even in summer, when there are no rainfalls. Despite the fires, the gorge remains mainly well-vegetated and beautiful.

We start our hike near the village of Orino and we end in Koutsouras. Then we go swimming at a nearby beach.

**ATTENTION: All participants have to be supplied with face masks and comply with the safety measures against COVID-19 announced by the Greek Authorities.

Leader: Manoussos Poulinakis  •  Hiking hours: 5  •  Difficulty Rate: 1

Departure: 08.00 from the Archaeological Museum.

Information – Registration: Monday to Friday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810227609.

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