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Agia Fotia Gorge

  • Agia Fotia Gorge


About 1 km east of Spili,  province Agios Vassilios, on the main road that leads to Agia Galini is the church of Agia Fotini (Saint Photini), which, as in many other parts of Crete, has been paraphrased to Agia Fotia. Next to the road, there is a spring with a lot of water all year round, very close to a large old watermill. This is the ending point of the small, but beautiful green gorge of Agia Fotia. The gorge starts from the plateau Gious Kambos at an altitude of 750m and ends at the spring after about 1.5km at an altitude of 500m.

Near the starting point of the gorge, waterfalls of unique beauty are formed, which in spring have a large quantity of water. The lush landscape with the plane trees makes the atmosphere unique. The easiest access to the waterfalls is by walking from the spring along the gorge. Respectively, it can be accessed from Gious Kambos with more difficulty, where you will have to bypass the waterfalls from the sides and go down the steep slope to the riverbed.



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.

Gorge Type

  • Hiking gorge

Accessible by

  • Walking


  • Water till spring
  • Springs

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