Gorges of Crete - Lasithi

In the Prefecture of Lassithi you will find a huge variety of gorges. Some of them are easy to cross, while others need special equipment and technical knowledge. The flora, the steams and the geologic formations may differ from gorge to gorge.

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This is the most famous and probably the most frequently visited gorge in Eastern Crete. It was named “Valley of the dead”, because of the Minoan cave burials which were found in the gorge.

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    2,5 km

  • activities Hiking

This is one of the most beautiful small gorges of Eastern Crete and it has a marked route. It follows the stream which flows all year round, creating a splendid waterfall

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    3 km

  • activities Hiking

This is a small gorge which is fairly easy to pass through under any conditions, regardless of the time of the year. It begins at the village of Hohlakies and ends up at the beautiful bayof Karoumes.

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    1,5 km

  • activities Hiking

This is a gorge which is fairly easy to pass through. It begins east of the location of Sfakidia and ends up at the bay of Faneromeni, next to the Monastery of Faneromeni. It has no dangerous passes, however the route is not easily discernible at all places. 

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    3,5 km

  • activities Hiking

This is a small gorge of spectacular beauty. It begins near the village of Hametoulo and ends up at a lovely beach south of Xerokambos.

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    3 km

  • activities Hiking

One passes by the gorge of Xerokambos during the drive from Zakros to Xerókambos. There is no specific route, therefore passing through does require some caution. The elevation difference is approximately 100 metres. After the location of Agrilia, at the spot where the many branches of the gorge unite, the scenery is truly magnificent. From this point until the outlet at the beach, the distance is approximately 1,5 kilometre. 

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    1,5 km

  • activities Hiking

This is the third gorge of Goudouras area. It is small and rough. It begins at the abandoned settlement of Samakidi and ends up north of Goudouras village.

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    1 km

  • activities Climbing, Canyoning

A small gorge with impressive caverns. It was named after the chapel of Agios Antonios which can be seen at the northern entrance. It ends up at Goudouras area. Passing through the gorge, one encounters several difficult spots which require technical equipment.

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    1,3 km

  • activities Climbing, Canyoning

This is a small, easy gorge to pass through, with no special requirements in skill or equipment. It begins at a large flat area south of the settlement of Messa Apidi and reaches the northern entrance to the gorge of Goudouras, which is essentially its continuation, 2,5 kilometres to the south. The elevation difference between the entrance and the outlet is approximately 400 metres. 

  • region Sitia, Lasithi
  • path length

    2,5 km

  • activities Hiking

This is one of the most magnificent small gorges of Crete, with impressive rock formations and rich vegetation. It begins south of Pefki village and ends up a little to the north of the location of Aspros Potamos, at Makris Gialos. There is a very well landscaped footpath which follows the watercourse for almost its entire length. 

  • region Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • path length

    2 km

  • activities Hiking
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