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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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Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a balcony, Accetto, Stone House With Pool is situated in Áno Asítai. The accommodation is 24 km from the Venetian Walls and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Guests can swim in the indoor pool, go hiking, or relax in the garden and use the barbecue facilities.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 25 km from the holiday home, while The Palace of Knossos is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 27 km from Accetto, Stone House With Pool, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Offering a garden and garden view, Cozy village house in Ano Asites is situated in Áno Asítai, 24 km from Venetian Walls and 25 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum. This apartment is 22 km from Pankritio Stadium and 23 km from Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis.

The apartment is composed of 1 separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a fridge, and 1 bathroom. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

The Palace of Knossos is 28 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 40 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from Cozy village house in Ano Asites.

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Set in Kato Asites, villa kastelas provides accommodation with an outdoor pool.

The country house offers a barbecue.

Heraklio Town is 20 km from villa kastelas. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 22 km from the accommodation.

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Set in Kerásia, 21 km from Venetian Walls and 22 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Casa Benavista offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With inner courtyard views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 25 km from Casa Benavista, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 37 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from the accommodation.

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The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

The Palace of Knossos is 25 km from Country house in nature, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 24 km from the accommodation.

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With free WiFi, this country house features a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Towels and bed linen are available in the country house.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 24 km from the country house, while The Palace of Knossos is 27 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from Aggelina.

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