Canyoning in Crete



Diplohahalo Gorge
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At the furthest tip of Akrotiri Cape there is the gorge of Diplochachalo. It is located close to the village of Chordaki, on the way to the famous beach of Stefanou or Seitan Limania. This is a small, stunning and purely technical canyon with 6 descents, 2 of which are quite high. It starts just below the quarry that dominates the area. Its short course, except for the descents, forms impressive rock shelters and formations in with imposing slopes. In the middle of the highest 38m waterfall there is a beautiful cave with stalactites and stalagmites which goes about 20 meters deep. The exit of the gorge is right on the sandy beach of Stefanou.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Canyoneering equipment needed
  • Water: Generally dry
  • Length (km): 1
  • Altitude difference (m): 120
  • Difficulty (0-10): 6
  • Hiking Hours: 3
  • Accessibility: Walking

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