Sarakina Gorges, Mirtos

#23 of 100 in Outdoors in Lasithi Prefecture
Hike through narrow Sarakina Gorges, featuring rich vegetation, colorful stone walls, a gurgling river, and several ponds ideal for a cooling dip. The gorge is 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long, but just 3 m (10 ft) wide at its narrowest point, with walls rising up to 150 m (492 ft). Legend has it that a giant who lived in the area got thirsty and when he bent down to drink from the river, his beard cut through the mountains and created the canyon. Though the hike is not extremely challenging, it still includes a lot of time walking through the stream and over slippery rocks. You might also have difficulty finding the entrance into the gorge on your own. If you don’t feel confident exploring the gorge on your own, join an organized group. Plan your Sarakina Gorges visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mirtos using our Mirtos trip planner .
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  • The Sarakina Gorge is now signposted and easily accessible. At a small dam you can enter the canyon. Unfortunately, it had rained a lot a few weeks earlier, which is why you could only penetrate about 100 m into the gorge. But this was very impressive. For the 100 meters of track we had to pass through knee-high water (barefoot). To move on, we would have needed sturdy footwear, as you have to climb over rocks. However, sturdy footwear was not included due to the water.
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  • Great beautiful Wild Gorge. Lots of climbing and walking through water. Some rotsdelen are high where you need a lot of power to get there. Fortunately we were with enough people to help each other. Very nice to see the wild nature. Worth it!!
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  • Nice place for short moment.
  • Perfect Place Great lokal food .the staff is very friendly. They do the best "greek Version" of Fish&Chips .and very tastfull greens
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