Category: Canyons
Region: Lassithi Prefecture

Pervolakia Gorge

This exploration of Pervolakia gorge concludes your array of the twenty most beautiful excursions on the island of Crete, the roughhewn stones of a “komboloi”, a rosary to be told by bead. At first glance, it has the same characteristics as the other nine

Hohlakies Gorge

The people of Crete love to spend the first of May outdoors and their custom is to return home from their outings with large bouquets of wildflowers that they weave into wreaths to adorn car hoods and front doors for good luck. Hohlakies gorges seemed lik

Kritsa Gorge

From Aghios Nikolaos, the road leads into the hills, bordering a green sea of olive trees all the way to the first houses of Kritsa, which rests gently on a hillside in a favorable position that offers a glimpse of the gulf of Mirabello.

Orino Gorge

The Orino massif is pierced by a vertical gash, the resulf of thousands of years of erosion. Until a few years ago it had been covered by a luxuriant forest of pine trees which well suited the name “dasos gorge” the forest gorge.

Pefki Gorge

From a geological point of view, Pefki gorge is not considered one of the thirty - four “official” gorges on the island of Crete. The chasm king of this area is without a doubt the dramatic “Ha canyon” in the nearby Tripti mountain range.

Rihtis Waterfall

After tackling impervious gorges and challenging hikes, you are pervaded by a feeling of tranquility when you go on easy excursions whose only goal is to admire nature without being stressed by the final destination. To this end, an ideal short excursion

Sarakino Gorge

“Sarakinos” was a term the Byzantines used to describe the Arabs in reference to their brown skin. The name of this gorge, “Sarakino-Saracen”, takes you back in time to the end of the first millennium, from 824 to 921, when Andalusian Arabs from the city

Zakros Gorge or death Gorge

The canyon, which is traversed by the Zakros river, is located at the eastern - most edge of the island, in the district of Sitia, a remote area full of Minoan artifacts. The gorge holds many surprises and the excursion can be divided into three parts tha

Aposelemis Gorge

Aposelemis Gorge is located in one of the longest rivers in Crete, carrying the waters of the Lassithi Plateau to the sea. The canyon is formed in the area Xerokamares till the settlement Agriana. The gorge is full of plane and walnut trees

Ha gorge

One dominant feature of the area of Ierapetra, in front of the beautiful village and the minoan remains of Vassiliki is located the Ha Gorge. It is considered one of the wildest gorges in Greece, a rare morphological phenomenon

Havgas Gorge (Kalamafka)

The Gorge of Havgas is located very close to the village Kalamafka, just 12km north of the city of Ierapetra. Note that there are several other gorges with the same name around Crete

Havgas Gorge (Lassithi Plateau)

Havgas Gorge is an amazing gorge of rare natural beauty, the unique gorge in Lassithi Plateau (Do not confuse that with the homonym gorge near Kalamafka). Hiking in the gorge is difficult even for experienced climbers.

Holy Apostles gorge (in Lapathos)

The gorge of the Holy Apostles in Lapathos is located in the south of Mount Dicti, 28km west of Ierapetra and 72km south of Heraklion, in the area of Kato Simi. Its length is about 4km and the elevation difference between

Canyon of Koudoumis

The canyon of Koudoumis is located near the village Tourloti, about 27km west of Sitia. The canyon is accessible on foot, but it has six small steep rappels that require little attention.

Mesonas gorge

Mesonas is a very beautiful short gorge (4km), located on the northern slopes of the mountains of Thripti, next to Kavoussi and Avgos villages. The gorge requires having good physical condition in order to cross it.

Mylonas Gorge or Saint John Gorge

18km east of Ierapetra, is located the Gorge of Mylonas or Saint John. It starts near the village of St. John, at an altitude of 500m, and ends at the beach of Kakia Skala.

Patsopoulos and Kouroukoulos Gorges

The gorge of Kouroukoulos is unknown for the most people and starts from the deserted village Agalianos at the province of Merambelo, Lasithi prefecture. By following the old trail, starting from the village you reach the watercourse

Patsos gorge

The gorge of Patsos is located 8 km southwest of the Monastery of Arkadi in Rethymno. The water of the gorge is poured in the dam of Potamoi. The trekking in the gorge is very easy, since it is managed by the Forest Service.

Selinari gorge

The Gorge Selinari is located about 21km west of Agios Nikolaos and 45km east of Heraklion, on the eastern slopes of Selena Mount. It is well known to all Cretans, because the National Road from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos runs along the gorge.

Skotinis gorge

Skotinis Canyon (Dark Gorge) is a very beautiful gorge and is located at a rugged region of Mirabello province, near the village Finokalia. Walking is easy and hiking in the canyon can be combined with a bath at the beach

Tsoutsouras gorge

The canyon of Tsoutsouras is located in Tsoutsouras village and is one of the many inaccessible canyons of the area. The canyon, although it is quite short (1.5km), is an ideal place for canyoning for beginners.