Category: Forests
Region: Heraklion Prefecture

Carob forest Tris Ekklisies

The carob forest of Tris Ekklisies is located 64km south of Heraklion, next to the village of Tris Ekklisies. The area, one of the most secluded in Europe, is very difficult to reach, as a very rough dirt road 10km long starts from the village Paranymi

Chamoprina forest

Chamoprina forest is a forest with low oak trees, located 4km south of Malia town. It can be accessed very easily from Malia, because it is located on the road connecting the old village of Malia with Krasi village.

Fourni forest

Fourni is a large lush hill next to Archanes village, about 12km south of Heraklion. It takes its name after the local homonym preminoan cemetery, next to Knossano Gorge. Fourni can be accessed through Kato Archanes, where you’ll meet signs leading there.

Keri forest

Keri grove is located at an altitude of 300 meters, 9km west of Heraklion, near Voulismeno Aloni and south of the gorge Almyros. It can be accessed via a short road that starts about 300m after Voulismeno Aloni.

Koudoumas pine forest

The pine grove of Koudoumas is one of the few pine forests that are left on the island of Crete. An amazing journey either by car or hiking will surely leave unforgettable images in your mind.

Rouvas forest

The forest of Rouvas is located 55km south of Heraklion and 16km north of Gergeri village, in one of the most rugged and secluded parts of Crete.

Saint Anthony palm beach

The small palm forest of Saint Anthony is located next to the Monastery of St. Nikitas, in one of the most inaccessible places in Crete. An oasis in the middle of nowhere, the palm grove is now protected by goats and is studied under scientific research.

Saint Savvas Olive forest

The Gorge of St. Savvas is the natural continuation of the canyon Trypiti, in the wild and imposing Asterousia Mountains. In the arid landscape of Asteroussia Mts, the dense forest of the wild olive and carob trees looks like an oasis in the desert.

Vromonero holly forest

The forest of Vromonero is located on the eastern slopes of Psiloritis Mountain, just below the observatory of Skinakas.