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Boriana Gorge

Gorge description

The verdant Boriano canyon, more commonly referred to as Karanou Gorge, begins in the Boriana neighborhood of Karanou village and extends for 1800 meters until it merges with the Mavropiliotis River via an attractively laid out path. The trail features a dilapidated watermill, caves, and the entrances to the old iron ore quarries (locally referred to as the Averof quarries), along with a charcoal furnace and tunnels. The gorge runs parallel to the Kydoni Gorge, and it’s common for hikers to explore both gorges simultaneously.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Boriana Gorge?

Boriana Gorge is a hiking gorge located in Chania, Greece.

What type of gorge is Boriana Gorge?

Boriana Gorge is a hiking gorge with a signed trail.

Is there water in Boriana Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Boriana Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Boriana Gorge?

Boriana Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Boriana Gorge?

Boriana Gorge is 2 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Boriana Gorge?

Boriana Gorge has a difficulty level of 1 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Boriana Gorge?

It takes approximately 1 hour to hike Boriana Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Boriana Gorge?

The altitude difference in Boriana Gorge is 50 meters.

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