Sarakina Gorges, Mirtos

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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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  • Others have described the trip clearly. The gorge was completely dry on October 1, 2018. We had all kinds of fun. One thing I will add is that Google Maps has a destination point for the parking area ...  more »
  • We took the hike early September, which is probably the driest time you can get there, nonetheless a lovely hike to take at any time of the year. It is also not crowded with tourists like other more p...  more »
  • 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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