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Gorges

Many people come to Crete to walk the gorges. This is a description of the best of them throughout Crete.

Samaria Gorge


The gorge of Samaria is the second most visited tourist attraction on Crete (following the Minoan palace of Knossos) and by far the most popular walk. More than a quarter million people walk through the gorge every year from May to October. In winter the

The gorge of Samaria is the second most visited tourist attraction on Crete (following the Minoan palace of Knossos) and by far the most popular walk. More than a quarter million people walk through the gorge every year from May to October. In winter the

Imbros Gorge


The gorge of Imbros is the second most popular gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of Samaria. The main reasons for this are that: It is much easier to walk than Samaria: walking distance is 8 km, total descent is around 600m and the average walki

The gorge of Imbros is the second most popular gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of Samaria. The main reasons for this are that:  It is much easier to walk than Samaria: walking distance is 8 km, total descent is around 600m and the average walki

Diktamos Gorge


The Diktamos gorge lies just southeast of the city of Chania and runs between the villages of Katochori and Stylos. The beginning of the gorge is indicated by a sign. It lies in a very fertile region and there are many large trees such as chestnuts. The s

The Diktamos gorge lies just southeast of the city of Chania and runs between the villages of Katochori and Stylos. The beginning of the gorge is indicated by a sign. It lies in a very fertile region and there are many large trees such as chestnuts. The s

Rouvas Gorge


The route that connects with the European hiking path E4, is relatively easy to walk through and is undoubtedly ideal for you if you wish to feel closer to nature, walk under plane trees and experience nature’s beauty. Starting from Eleonas Hotel and foll

The route that connects with the European hiking path E4, is relatively easy to walk through and is undoubtedly ideal for you if you wish to feel closer to nature, walk under plane trees and experience nature’s beauty. Starting from Eleonas Hotel and foll

Agia Irini Gorge


The small village of Agia Irini is located in a valley along the winding road that leads from Chania to Sougia in southwest Crete. From the South end of the village of Agia Irini, at an altitude of around 560 m, the gorge of Agia Irini is a deep cut alon

The small village of Agia Irini is located in a valley along the winding road that leads from Chania to Sougia in southwest Crete.  From the South end of the village of Agia Irini, at an altitude of around 560 m, the gorge of Agia Irini is a deep cut alon

Aradena Gorge


A deserted village above Loutro on the south coast. Fighting amongst the villagers broke out in 1949 over a childs dispute and those that weren’t killed left the village. Interesting to walk around the ruins and the fit ones can descend into the gorge whi

A deserted village above Loutro on the south coast. Fighting amongst the villagers broke out in 1949 over a childs dispute and those that weren’t killed left the village. Interesting to walk around the ruins and the fit ones can descend into the gorge whi