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Agia Fotia Gorge

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Approximately 1 km to the east of Spili, in the Agios Vassilios province, you’ll find the church of Agia Fotini, also known as Saint Photini. Like many places in Crete, it’s often referred to as Agia Fotia. Situated on the main road leading to Agia Galini, the church is adjacent to a spring that flows with water throughout the year. Nearby, you’ll see a large, old watermill. This area marks the end of the picturesque Agia Fotia gorge, which is small but incredibly lush.

The gorge begins at the Gious Kambos plateau, which is 750m above sea level, and concludes at the spring, which sits at an altitude of 500m, after a 1.5km journey.

Close to the gorge’s starting point, you’ll discover waterfalls of unparalleled beauty. In the springtime, these falls are abundant with water, creating a unique and breathtaking landscape filled with plane trees. The easiest way to reach the waterfalls is by walking from the spring along the gorge. Alternatively, you can access them from Gious Kambos, though this route is more challenging. It requires bypassing the waterfalls from the sides and descending the steep slope to the riverbed.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Agia Fotia Gorge?

Agia Fotia Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the region of Rethymno.

What type of gorge is Agia Fotia Gorge?

Agia Fotia Gorge is a hiking gorge.

Is there water in Agia Fotia Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Agia Fotia Gorge until the spring and there are also springs.

How can I access Agia Fotia Gorge?

You can access Agia Fotia Gorge by walking.

What is the length of Agia Fotia Gorge?

Agia Fotia Gorge is 1 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Agia Fotia Gorge?

Agia Fotia Gorge has a difficulty level of 3 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Agia Fotia Gorge?

It takes approximately 1.5 hours to hike Agia Fotia Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Agia Fotia Gorge?

The altitude difference in Agia Fotia Gorge is 260.

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Stays near Agia Fotia Gorge

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  • Spili, Agios Vasilios

Set in Spílion, 25 km from Agia Galini, Panorama Luxury Rooms offers a garden and free WiFi.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge is also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

The apartment offers a terrace.

Guests at Panorama Luxury Rooms can enjoy table tennis on site, or go hiking or horse riding in the surroundings. Breakfast can be enjoyed at a cafe, set 800 metres from the property.

Rethymno Town is 27 km from the accommodation, while Georgioupolis is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 91 km from Panorama Luxury Rooms.

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  • 8 / 10
  • Spilion

Boasting city views, Katrina’s Stone House features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 27 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It features a garden, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 34 km from the holiday home, while Psiloritis National Park is 34 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 94 km from Katrina’s Stone House.

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Fontana Leone is set in Spílion.

All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

The apartment offers a terrace.

Rethymno Town is 26 km from Fontana Leone. Chania International Airport is 90 km away.

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  • 1.7 km
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  • ΣΠΗΛΙ

Located in Spílion, 27 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 33 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, Casa Leone, cosy apartment overlooking the square provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property features city views and is 34 km from Psiloritis National Park and 25 km from Arkadi Monastery.

The apartment comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Municipal Garden is 26 km from the apartment, while Venetian Harbour is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 94 km from Casa Leone, cosy apartment overlooking the square.

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  • 8.5 / 10
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Boasting city views, The Rooster’s House offers accommodation with a terrace and a coffee machine, around 27 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. With quiet street views, this accommodation provides a balcony.

Featuring mountain views, the apartment is fitted with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a seating area, a wardrobe and 1 bathroom. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 33 km from the apartment, while Psiloritis National Park is 34 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 94 km from The Rooster’s House.

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  • 1.8 km
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Situated 27 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, 33 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna and 34 km from Psiloritis National Park, Zoe’s Balcony, the best view! features accommodation set in Spílion. It has city views and free WiFithroughout the property.

Providing access to a balcony with mountain views, the air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Arkadi Monastery is 25 km from the apartment, while Municipal Garden is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 94 km from Zoe’s Balcony, the best view!.

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