Agia Irini Nunnery and the Mili Gorge
Price in euro
1 - 4 people 750 €
5 - 6 people 850 €
7 - 16 people 150 € pp
Der oben genannte Ausflug kann in Deutsch mit einem diplomierten Fremdenfuehrer durchgefuehrt werden.
L’ escursione citata si puo effettuare con la guida ufficiale nella lingua italiana.
When: Daily, year round
Languages: Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Duration: Twelve or more hours depending on your whereabouts on Crete
Meeting Point: Liberty Square in Heraklion; or upon request, pick up and drop off at your hotel in Heraklion; or if located in Rethymnon, at 4 Martyrs Square.
Dress Code: Casual; comfortable walking shoes; warmer clothes in early spring; wide-brim hat; back pack; perhaps a walking stick; sunblock
Including: Services of a professional qualified Greek tourist guide, entry fees, coffee or tea, and bottled water.
Walking Difficulty: Easy, but a 4.5 kms of walking.
Rest Rooms/ WC: Yes
Recommended as a half-day activity, ideal for families with young children.
The program begins at the (Santa Irene) at the foot of Mt. Vrisinas about 5 kms south of Rethymnon. One of the oldest monasteries on Crete (built before 1352), it now operates as a nunnery. Restored in 1990, is now regarded as one of the most beautiful monasteries on the island and has been awarded the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage for conserving its architecture. The nuns in residence are multi-lingual and known for their hospitality, treating visitors to a tour of the three-aisled church and their workshops (painting, embroidery, and sewing).
The is a fairly easy walk of 4.5 kms (about 2 hours) starting in the village of Xiro Chorio. The trail follows an old Turkish kalderimi that has a rich history and features old churches and several stone-built watermills; the scenery throughout the gorge is beautiful.
This tour does not include tips to guides and drivers, and miscellaneous personal expenses