Hiking in Crete



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Havgas Gorge (Fourni)
(10 votes)

The name Havgas and its corruptions (eg Chavgoudi, Ha) is very common in the gorges of East Crete. Thus, one more Cretan gorge named Havgas is located above Plaka, near Elounda. The gorge starts east of Fourni, passes below the village Havgas and exits at Plaka.

Trekking is proposed in spring, but the gorge itself is not something special. You should walk in the dry riverbed. Along the largest part of the route, a dry stone wall accompanies us at the side of the bed. Shortly before exiting, at the deepest point of the canyon, we can observe the cavernous cliffs high above our heads.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Hiking gorge
  • Water: Generally dry
  • Difficulty (0-10): 1
  • Hiking Hours: 2
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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