Gorges

Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli - Much more than just the end of the Samaria gorge

Agia Roumeli is a small town in southwest Crete. A few km above the town is the end of the Samaria Gorge, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Crete.

Topolia Gorge

topolia - the gorge of caves

The Gorge of Topolia south of Kissamos is impressive with its wild and rich vegetation.

The gorge beings within a short distance from the village of Topolia to the south and ends after 1,5 km at the village of Koutosmatado which is a starting point for various walks to Sassalo, Mouri and the traditional settlement of Milia.

Agia Irini Gorge

from agia irini tou sougia

The valley starts above the village of Agia Irini (at the water dividing line between north and south Crete), narrows to a gorge a little south of the village and ends in Sougia.

The walk to Sougia takes a total of 4 hours and can be done throughout the year, provided that it hasn't rained in the preceding days.

Imbros Gorge

Imbors gorge - small but full of wildness

When people from Sfakia say "the gorge" they are of course referring to the Samaria gorge which is Crete's pride, as no such other exists in Europe.

They are right, but Imbros gorge is also well worth seeing. It may be small but it is most picturesque and full of wildness.

Theriso Gorge

Theriso - a gorge near the city

Theriso Gorge is the nearest gorge to the city of Chania and the only one which can be crossed by car or other transportation means, since it is crossed by a carriageway leading to the gorge from Chania via the suburb of Perivolia. The main portion of the gorge is 6 km long.

Samaria Gorge

Samaria, Crete - the longest gorge in europe

During the fight for independence against the Turks a never taken hideaway and base of the rebels, now several thousand guests conquer the probably biggest ravine of Europe in the high season every day. The distance to be mastered with its unique flora and fauna amounts to 18 km and offers the unique experience to walk from 1200 m above sea level down to the Libyan Sea in four to six hours.

Rethymnon Gorges

The Gorges of the Rethymnon Prefecture

The district of Rethymnon extends from the mountain Lefka Ori to the mountain Psiloritis.

Gorges of extraordinary beauty traverse the mountains and mountain ranges of Rethymnon:

Chania Gorges

Chania - the prefecture of gorges

If the prefecture of Chania were to be characterized, perhaps the most appropriate appellation would be the "Prefecture of the Gorges" since dozens of gorges traverse the mountainous regions of Chania.