Gorges in Crete

Pervola
Gorge

Heraklion

Pervola Gorge
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Wild and imposing canyon, also known as Gerontzou, which starts from the valley of Pervola near the villlage Mournia, Range Asteroussia, and ends on the beautiful beach of Kaminaki. The length of the gorge reaches 3.5-4 km and during the course we encounter rugged and narrow passages, waterfalls (with water only in winter) and rare rock formations, mainly of reddish squamous limestone. The course inside the bed of the canyon is possible without the use of ropes, but in some places we have to climb a bit higher to avoid the steep waterfalls.

The gorge contains 3-4 narrow passages with impressive waterfalls, the largest 25 being meters high.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Water: Generally dry
  • Length (km): 3.5
  • Altitude difference (m): 400
  • Difficulty (0-10): 5
  • Hiking Hours: 2:30 down +3:00 return
  • Accessibility: Walking
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