WW5 The E-4 Paleochora to Souyia

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Paleochora-Lissos-Souyia   Grade: Medium/Hard   Total Distance: 14.8 km.

Fascinating walk along the E-4 coastal route from Paleochora to Souyia. Pass the vast sandy beaches of Gialiskari and climb to the cliff of Arkalies to be rewarded with stunning views of the Mediterranean. A short descent brings you to the ancient city of Lissos where you wander amidst the fascinating ruins. The last stage leads through a short gorge and ends in the harbour of Souyia where the ferry takes you back to Paleochora. Paleochora Nature will take care of your tickets.

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Grade: ***  

Length: 14.8 km. 

Duration: 5 hr.

Transfer: ferry Souyia - Paleochora

Classification: arduous

Total ascent: 504 m. Total descent: 504 m.


- follow the famous European Long Distance Trac, the E-4

- share 10 miles of the 4000-mile-long track from Gibraltar - Crete

- explore the deserted city of Lissos with many ancient and medieval ruins

- swim in the crystal clear water of Lissos Beach

- take the ferry from Souyia back to Paleochora


- route description and detailed map

- GPS-track

- ticket ferry Souyia - Paleochora


  1. Paleochora
  2. Lissos
  3. Souyia harbour