Roza gorge

The gorge of Roza, which is located in the Municipality of Chersonissos, is essentially a branch of the Ambelos gorge

The gorge of Roza, which is located in the Municipality of Chersonissos, is essentially a branch of the Ambelos gorge. It is an uphill route 3 kilometres long, with an elevation difference of 300 metres. The route in the gorge is relatively easy, with a few difficult spots, and the time required is 1½ hour. Passingthrough the gorge is permitted from April to November.

The gorge begins about 600 metres south-east of Gonies village, at an altitude of 300 metres, and ends up at Kera village, at an altitude of 670 metres. 

The incline in the gorge is quite steep, that is why this route is also suitable for mountaineering.

The gorge possibly owes its name to the pinkish-red colouring of the rock, which contains iron oxides. 120 plant species grow here, mainly cliffvegetation, while numerous birds find shelter in the area. 

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Additional Info

  • region Gonies-Kera, Hersonissos, Heraklio
  • activities Hiking, Mountaineering, Bird Watching
  • suggested period

    Spring to Autumn

  • path description

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