Hiking in Crete



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Trahinos Gorge
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Palea Roumata is a lush green area on the northern slopes of Mount Apopigadi, about 35km southwest of Chania city. There are 13 neighborhoods of the same village (Palea Roumata), which are scattered on the slopes. Close to hamlet of Lidiana the two canyons of Vavouledo and Trachinos merge. They are ideal for a cyclical route with water till late spring.

Trahinos Gorge starts close to Trahinos hamlet and is relatively short. It is one of the greenest gorges of Crete, while its walls are very narrow, being almost invisible from above. The dense vegetation in many places darkens the riverbed. Like Vavouledo, Trahinos Gorge has a hiking trail in it.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Hiking gorge
  • Water: Water till spring
  • Length (km): 3
  • Altitude difference (m): 100
  • Difficulty (0-10): 1
  • Hiking Hours: 1
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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