Aposelemis River

Aposelemis River is one of the longest rivers in Crete, which receives the groundwater of the plateau of Lassithi from the springs of Fleges, near Kastamonitsa village. Then, it runs near the village Avdou, where it changes route and joins the river of Ambelos Gorge, continues to Potamies, where a large dam has been constructed, and it reaches the position Xerokamares, where it joins the small river of Karouzana. Then, it passes through the gorge of Aposelemis and heads towards the northern shores of Heraklion, where it exits into a small wetland near Gouves.

Near Agrianá (where you’ll meet the main road Heraklion - Agios Nikolaos), the gorge turns to flat valley with olive groves and ends at the mouth of Aposelemis, on a beautiful sandy beach. The mouth of the river constitutes a very important habitat in which many migratory birds sheltet, all over the year.