Hiking in Crete



Toplou Gorge
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One of the most spectacular secrets of Cretan countryside is the small gorge by Toplou monastery (this is actually a complex of two ravines merging some meters before reaching the sea). 

Throughout its short length its hides two key surprises. First, it hosts a small colony of Cretan date palm trees (Theophrastus palm trees), while at the end of it, by the sea, some ponds with fresh water are formed. Especially these springs are an unexpected view in the hot and dry East Crete.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Hiking gorge
  • Water: Water all year round
  • Difficulty (0-10): 2
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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