Gorges in Crete

Apolychnos
Gorge

Heraklion

Apolychnos gorge
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Apolychnos Gorge is located a few kilometers north of Mires town, in a lush green area with ​​dense olive groves. It's actually a narrow valley running along a river, which in some places gets deeper and the vegetation is very dense.

The 3km long gorge starts from Psiloritis south slopes, next to the village Panagia, and ends at the traditional village of Agios Antonios (Vreli), close to Mires. It is easily accessible, especially at its exit, near Agios Antonios.

The name is taken after the abandoned village of Apolychnos, located at an altitude of 220m, inside the gorge. The village is surrounded by lush trees and gurgling springs, while the square hosts the beautiful old church of Saint Panteleimon.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Water: Water till spring
  • Altitude difference (m): 100
  • Difficulty (0-10): 1
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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