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The path towards the gorge of Agia Irini The European long-distance path E4, begins at the Pyr Mountains, crosses the Alps and through Yugoslavia reaches Florina where the greek part of the path begins. From Florina, the E4 path continues across continental Greece, reaches Gytheio in Peloponesos and from there virtually reaches Kastelli in Crete. From Kastelli it begins and crosses along the whole island of Crete, reaching Zakros in the east where it ends. E4 path gives walkers the opportunity to know the unknown Cretan nature, since it meets with old paths, settlements, monasteries and of course the high mountains of Crete.

Four of the subparts of E4 begin at Omalos and offer routes of imporessive natural beauty.

The gorge of Agia Irini in autumn OMALOS, KOUSTOGERAKO, SOUGIA
TOTAL LENGTH: 24.5 km
HOURS: 8
SUGGESTED PERIOD: Spring to Autumn
ROUTE DIFFICULTY: No special difficulties

OMALOS, SOUGIA, AGIA IRINI GORGE
TOTAL LENGTH: 15 km
HOURS: 7.5
SUGGESTED PERIOD: May to September
ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Crossing the gorge is a little tiresome

OMALOS, AGIA ROUMELI
TOTAL LENGTH: 18 km
HOURS: 6.5
SUGGESTED PERIOD: Mandatory from May to October
ROUTE DIFFICULTY: Relatively easy shaped route

OMALOS, KALLERGI, KATSIVELI
TOTAL LENGTH: 15 km
HOURS: 7
SUGGESTED PERIOD: End of Spring until Autumn beginning
ROUTE DIFFICULTY: No special technical difficulties but tiresome route in the summer
ATTENTION: It requires inreased quantity of water to carry with