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, there are small cataracts and a small river. Despite the fires, the gorge remains mainly well-vegetated and beautiful.
We start our hike near the village of Orino at 521m a.s.l. and end in the small pine forest of Koutsouras. Then we go to a nearby beach for a swim.
Leader: Manousos Poulinakis • Hiking hours: 5 • Difficulty Rate: 1 • length: 8km
Departure: 08.00 from the Archaeological Museum.
Information – Registration: Monday to Friday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis Str, telephone number: 2810227609.