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Sirikari or Polirinia Gorge

The enthusiasts of hiking will find the Sirikari or Polyrheneia gorge, 19 kilometers at the south of Kastelli; the entrance is just off the village Sirikari in an area full of chestnut trees, and its exit is at Polyrheneia.

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If you wish to cross the gorge you should take the path starting from the church, out of Sirikari; it will take some two hours to go through. The landscape is marvelous from the very entrance; there is a brook at the middle with thick vegetation at the banks and steep cliffs around.

The path goes downhill at the right side of the brook; walking within the gorge lasts less than an hour; after that you will pass through an area full of olive trees before you arrive at the village of Polyrheneia.

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