Defined by the peaks at Skinaka to the east and Mavro Kouro to the west, Psakofaraggo is essentially a fissure in the ground that, after crossing through the Rouvas forest as a river, becomes transformed into a proper gorge – that of Aghios Nikolaos Zaros, the most important one on the Psiloritis massif and in central Crete. It takes its name from the Byzantine church at its southern end.

Psakofarangomay be a bit on the small size, but is yet an ecosystem with rich flora and fauna, with interesting geological formations and cliffs of rare beauty. It is ideal for activity of a gentle sort and recreation: hikers, mountaineers and climbers, nature- and wildlife-lovers – all are catered for in a truly unusual setting.

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Additional Info

  • location Psiloritis, Phaistos, Heraklio
  • protected area Natura 2000
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