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Agios Charalambos Gorge

Gorge description

Saint Charalambos Gorge, a picturesque but petite canyon, is situated to the south of Ano Asites village. The gorge is named after the Saint Charalambos church that was constructed near its entrance beneath a rock. Up until mid-spring, the gorge is filled with water, compelling trekkers to walk along its walls to bypass the riverbed. The stream of the gorge carries water from the valley situated east of Prinias village to Agios Antonios gorge, eventually forming the Xeropotamos river that concludes at the Pancretan Stadium beach in Heraklion.

Our journey begins from the Agios Charalambos chapel nestled in a large rock shelter. We then make our descent along the river, where lovely ponds are formed. As we look upward, the grand walls with their vast caves become visible. The exit of the gorge has incredibly narrow passages which require us to traverse along a trail during winter. However, in the summer, it’s possible to walk on the riverbed, but caution is advised to prevent any ankle injuries.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Agios Charalambos Gorge?

Agios Charalambos Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the region of Heraklion.

What type of gorge is Agios Charalambos Gorge?

Agios Charalambos Gorge is a hiking gorge.

Is there water in Agios Charalambos Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Agios Charalambos Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Agios Charalambos Gorge?

Agios Charalambos Gorge is accessible via a dirt track.

What is the length of Agios Charalambos Gorge?

Agios Charalambos Gorge is 1 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Agios Charalambos Gorge?

Agios Charalambos Gorge has a difficulty level of 1 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Agios Charalambos Gorge?

It takes approximately 0.5 hours to hike Agios Charalambos Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Agios Charalambos Gorge?

The altitude difference in Agios Charalambos Gorge is 60.

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