Category: Canyons
Region: Rethymnon Prefecture

Patsos Gorge or Saint Anthony’s Gorge

Patsos gorge is a perfect excursion it can stimulate mind, heart and body. It has points of archeological interest in an extraordinary landscape and continuous challenges for excursionists who want to conquer the ravine.

Arkadi Gorge

The Gorge of Arkadi starts north of the Arkadi monastery and after a scenic route of 2 hours and it ends near the village Pikris (some parts along the bed of the gorge as it is inaccessible), where visitors can admire important Venetian architectural monu

Fratiano Gorge

Fratiano Gorge is one of the longest canyons of Rethymno Prefecture. Its entrance is located 23km southeast of Rethymnon, next to the village Frati, and it mouth is located near the exit of the gorge Kourtaliotiko

Helidonion Gorge

The Gorge of Helidonion (swallows) is located 33km south of town of Rethymno, next to the famous beach of Preveli with the majestic palm grove and the stunning river. It starts close to the village Drymiskos, runs almost parallel to the

Kakoperatos Gorge (Agios Vasilios)

The canyon Kakoperatos is located in Agios Vasilios village, at the province of Agios Vasilios in the prefecture of Rethymno. It’s a tributary of the Megalos River (Kourtaliotis) and as its

Kissano Gorge or Red Deti gorge

Kissano Gorge is located 1km north of Kissos village, in Amari valley, and 34km southeast of Rethymnon, connecting the village to the small plateau of Gious Kambos.

Kollita Gorges

Kollita Gorges, (Twin Gorges) are located nearby the picturesque village Argyroupolis, about 22km southwest of Rethymno.

Kotsifos gorge

The gorge of Kotsyfos is a very beautiful gorge, 1.800 m long and the almost vertical sides that reach a height of 600m. It starts at Kannevos village and ends in Plakias.

Kourtaliotiko gorge

The Gorge of Kourtaliotis is located 22km south of Rethymno and has a length of 3km. It is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Rethymnon. It starts from the village Koxare and flows between the mountains Kouroupis (984 m) and Xiro Oros

Margarites gorge

Margarites are a village, very famous for its marvelous architecture and the traditional pottery. However, in the wider area of the villages of Margarites, Orthe and Eleftherna appear a series of small, parallel gorges.

Myloi Gorge

8km south of Rethymno is located a complex network of watermills and waterpower, the Myloi Gorge. Myloi is the name of the green, beautiful canyon, with the deserted village next to the stream.

Petres Gorge

13km west of Rethymno is located the Petres Gorge and its exit is situated on the beach of Episkopi. The river of the gorge is fed by the waters of Kollita Gorges and the surrounding area.

Platanias Gorge

Platanias Gorge is a very beautiful gorge located on the western outskirts of Psiloritis, in the Amari valley, 38km southeast of Rethymno. It is a unique trail, with impressive cliffs, vertical limestone rocks, rock roofs and caves.

Prassano gorge

The Prassano gorge is a wild gorge, located 10 km southeast of Rethymno, next to the bare hills of Gargana and it ends in Platanias. Starting south of Prasses village, it offers a three-hour walk through the stunning gigantic

Zoniana gorge

The Zoniana gorge is located south of Zoniana village. Starting at an altitude of 950m, it ends at the village at an altitude of 650m.