Diktamos gorge

The canyon of Diktamos is located 21km east of Chania, next to the village Katochori at an altitude of 300m, and finished 8km eastern at the village Faragi, at an altitude of 40m, next to the village of Stylos. Thus, it is also known as Katechori Gorge or Stylos Gorge.

Hiking in the canyon is quite easy, even for children, and lasts about 3 hours. The canyon is beautiful and lush with huge trees and has many steep slopes where the endemic herb of Crete, dittany or diktamos, grows.

In Stylos you can visit the old church of St. John, cool off from the local springs and regain your power in the taverns of the village.