Hiking in Crete



Kroussonas Gorge
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The gorge of Gaidourorachi or Kroussonas is located 3km west of the village Kroussonas and crosses the Psiloritis Mt. Starting from ancient Zominthos, near Anogia, it ends at Kitharida village, near Kroussonas.

The canyon is pretty wild and spectacular, while in the winter it carries a small quantity of water. At one point, near Livadi plateau, it forms small waterfalls. It hosts a large number of prey birds and several animals. Moreover, on its north slopes, near Voskero area, wind turbines have been installed.

The gorge is easily accessible via the road leading to Livadi plateau. It is believed that through Gaidourorachi, the ancient Minoans came to the sacred source of Zominthos and the cave Ideon Andron, as signs of an ancient street have been found.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Hiking gorge, Signed trail
  • Water: Water till spring
  • Length (km): 5
  • Altitude difference (m): 650
  • Difficulty (0-10): 2
  • Hiking Hours: 3
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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