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Diktamos Gorge

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The Diktamos Canyon, nestled within the White Mountains, commences 21km to the east of Chania, near the Katochori village at an elevation of 300m. It concludes 8km further east, at the Faragi village, situated at a height of 40m and in close proximity to the Stylos village in the Apokoronas province. Consequently, it is also referred to as the Katechori Gorge or Stylos Gorge. The canyon’s stream serves as the primary tributary of the Kiliaris River, gathering water from the northern slopes of the Mavri peak and discharging it onto the Kalives beach.

Navigating through the canyon can be challenging, with certain areas requiring extra caution and approximately 3 hours to traverse. The canyon is a stunning, verdant landscape filled with towering trees and steep inclines, home to dittany or diktamos, a herb endemic to Crete. In Stylos, you have the opportunity to explore the ancient church of Apostle John (Agios Ioannis Theologos), refresh yourself at the local springs, and replenish your energy at the village’s taverns.

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How accessible is Diktamos Gorge?

Diktamos Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Diktamos Gorge?

Diktamos Gorge is 7.5 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Diktamos Gorge?

Diktamos Gorge has a difficulty level of 3 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Diktamos Gorge?

It takes approximately 3 hours to hike Diktamos Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Diktamos Gorge?

The altitude difference in Diktamos Gorge is 200.
 

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Stays near Diktamos Gorge

  • 8 / 10
  • Samonas

Located in Samonás, Villa Vigla offers an outdoor pool. Accommodation will provide you with air conditioning, a balcony and a patio. There is a full kitchen with a microwave. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. You can enjoy sea view and mountain view.

At Villa Vigla you will find a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace.

Souda Airport is located 22 km away and closest beach 11.2km.

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  • Samonas

Featuring pool views, Samonas – Green villa Faskomilia provides accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 44 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It features pool with a view, a fitness centre, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

A continental, vegetarian or vegan breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

The wellness area at the holiday home is comprised of a sauna and a steam room. A car rental service is available at Samonas – Green villa Faskomilia, while walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

Ancient City of Aptera is 12 km from the accommodation, while Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 31 km from Samonas – Green villa Faskomilia, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 2.5 km
  • Samonas Apokoronas

Boasting pool views, Samonas – 5 maisonettes with breathtaking views features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 44 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views has 5 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 5 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

A continental, vegetarian or vegan breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

The holiday home offers a sauna. A an indoor play area is also available at Samonas – 5 maisonettes with breathtaking views, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Ancient City of Aptera is 12 km from the accommodation, while Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 16 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 31 km from Samonas – 5 maisonettes with breathtaking views.

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  • 2.5 km
  • Σαμωνάς - Αποκόρωνας

Featuring garden views, Samonas – Blue villa Mantzourana offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 44 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It features pool with a view, a fitness centre, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

A continental, vegetarian or vegan breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

Spa and wellness facilities including a sauna and a hammam are at guests’ disposal during their stay at the holiday home. Samonas – Blue villa Mantzourana has a barbecue and a garden.

Ancient City of Aptera is 12 km from the accommodation, while Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 30 km from Samonas – Blue villa Mantzourana, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€155

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  • 2.6 km
  • 10 / 10
  • samonas

Boasting pool views, Samonas – Red villa Fliskouni features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 44 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It has pool with a view, a fitness centre, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with sea views.

A continental, vegetarian or vegan breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

At the holiday home guests are welcome to take advantage of a hammam and a steam room. A an indoor play area is also available at Samonas – Red villa Fliskouni, while guests can also relax on the sun terrace.

Ancient City of Aptera is 12 km from the accommodation, while Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 16 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 31 km from Samonas – Red villa Fliskouni.

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€175

/night

  • 2.6 km
  • Σαμωνάς Αποκόρωνας

Boasting pool views, Samonas – Orange villa Diktamos features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 44 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It has pool with a view, a fitness centre, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Breakfast is available each morning, and includes continental, vegetarian and vegan options.

At the holiday home guests are welcome to take advantage of a hammam and a steam room. If you would like to discover the area, cycling and hiking are possible in the surroundings and Samonas – Orange villa Diktamos can arrange a car rental service.

Ancient City of Aptera is 12 km from the accommodation, while Historical – Folklore Museum of Gavalochori is 16 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International, 30 km from Samonas – Orange villa Diktamos, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€175

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  • 2.6 km

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