The gorge of Agia Irini

Published: September 10, 2019
Municipality of East Selino, Sights

The gorge of Agia Irini is one of the most important in Greece as it is rich in history, beauty and vegetation. The starting point is located on the west side of the White Mountains and specifically in the village of the same name. It is 7.5 kilometers long and lasts about three hours.

As you can understand, such a green gorge, of historical importance, would not be left “uninsured” and for this reason it has been included in the NATURA 2000 protection program. The route is not particularly difficult as from time to time there are shady rest areas.

And the discrimination does not end here as it is also a historical place because it was a refuge for Cretan revolutionaries during the Turkish occupation.

This rich route includes two small churches, the ruined monastery of Agios Georgios (built in 1460) and the Byzantine church of Sotiros Christos (built in 1357) with rare frescoes.