Sougia - Agia Roumeli

Crete

Trail Sougia - Agia Roumeli
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One of the hardest E4 trail parts in Crete. Never try to cross it alone and get a lot of water with you!

The coastal trail connecting Sougia to Agia Roumeli is one of the most mountainous, but also beautiful parts of E4 European trail in Crete. The trail starts from ancient Syia (Sougia) and reaches Agios Antonios at Charei after an amazing and tiring course with sea views.

The distinct path crosses landscapes with high and low vegetation. After uphill course we reach the site of ancient Pikilasos and the fortress Voukelasi. From here it is worth turning for a while and visit the chapel of Prophet Elias, which has stunning sea views. After returning, we continue our journey along the E4 and descend to the bed of the gorge of Tripiti and its exit to the sea.

From we follow the seaside path, we pass by the beach Sendoni and start ascending. Attention is necessary not to lose the trail. Our route takes us to a magnificent beach Domata at the exit of the wild piney gorge of Klados.

From Domata starts one of the hardest parts of E4 in Crete and some of the most beautiful, which ends at Agia Roumeli after 4 hours. The trail starts uphill through pine trees and on the edge of the cliff and reaches an altitude of 550 meters before starting to descend steeply to the seaside settlement Agia Roumeli. Agia Roumeli is built at the exit of Samaria Gorge.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: E4 trail
  • Length (km): 20
  • Difficulty (0-10): 3
  • Hiking Hours: 8:00
  • Accessibility: Walking

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