Schinokapsala – Orino Gorge – Koutsouras

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

A hike on the southern slope of Mount Thripti.

We start from the location Psychro between Agios Ioannis and Schinokapsala of Ierapetra. After we visit the abandoned watermills, we move north-northeast to the place Livadakia, from where we take water for a large part of our hiking route. We cross the pine forest of “Kynigospiliou”, where we meet the remnants of resin collection activity. Then we continue our way across a pine forest and following a dirt road and a path we reach the place “Prinos”. From there we descend to the place “Skafi” where lime kilns are preserved and we continue east to enter the gorge of Orinos. We admire the waterfall of Orinos and follow the path along the gorge to reach the forest of Koutsouras.

We finally reach a nearby beach for a swim.

**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: Dimitris Sfyrakis  •  Hiking hours: 9  •  Difficulty Rate: 3

Departure: 06:00 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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