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Embasa Gorge

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The Embasa Gorge, also known as Apotyposi, begins its journey from the village of Kato Kera in the Pediada province and concludes near the village of Gonies, spanning a length of approximately 2km. The upper section of the gorge is notably steep, giving rise to several waterfalls during the winter season, with the tallest one measuring around 20m in height. The largest waterfall is particularly intriguing due to its division into several smaller cascades. It is possible to reach all the waterfalls without any special equipment as they can be circumvented from the sides.

Ascending the canyon from Gonies provides easier access to the waterfalls. However, the dense vegetation and steep inclines may pose a challenge for beginners. The gorge is predominantly populated by oak trees, planes, and brambles. The Life-Giving Spring church (Zoodohos Pigi) is located on the edges of the gorge, above the largest waterfall. According to local lore, a natural rock formation resembling the Virgin Mary can be found above this church. Hence, the gorge is also referred to as Apotiposi (Depiction). The church serves as the nearest parking spot to the large waterfall and can be conveniently reached from here, provided one can first overcome the initial hurdle of the fence erected by local shepherds.

Most frequent asked questions

What is Embasa Gorge?


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

What type of gorge is Embasa Gorge?


Embasa Gorge is a hiking gorge.

What kind of water can be found in Embasa Gorge?


Embasa Gorge has water till spring and springs.

How accessible is Embasa Gorge?


Embasa Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Embasa Gorge?


Embasa Gorge is 2 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Embasa Gorge?


Embasa Gorge has a difficulty level of 4 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Embasa Gorge?


It takes approximately 1 hour to hike Embasa Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Embasa Gorge?


The altitude difference in Embasa Gorge is 150.

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Featuring accommodation with a balcony, Kera valley house is located in Krásion. The accommodation is 28 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and has free WiFithroughout the property.

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.

A a baby safety gate is also available for guests at the holiday home.

Lake Voulismeni is 42 km from Kera valley house, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 42 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 36 km from the accommodation.

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25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Popi’s Apartment is set in Goníai and provides air-conditioned rooms. Boasting luggage storage space, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant, a water park and a barbecue. The guest house offers mountain views, a sun terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom. Popi’s Apartment features some units with lake views, and rooms come with a coffee machine. At the accommodation all rooms include bed linen and towels.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at Popi’s Apartment.

The area is popular for fishing and hiking, in addition, bike hire and car hire are available at this guest house.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 39 km from the guest house, while Venetian Walls is 40 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from Popi’s Apartment.

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Set in Krásion, 39 km from Lake Voulismeni and 46 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Stefanis Guest House offers air conditioning. The accommodation is 32 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with quiet street views.

Venetian Walls is 47 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 48 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from Stefanis Guest House.

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Situated in Krásion in the Crete region, Selena Guest House features a balcony. The accommodation is 32 km from the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and has free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned apartment is composed of 2 separate bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is available.

The apartment offers a terrace.

Lake Voulismeni is 39 km from Selena Guest House, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.

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Featuring lake views, Apartments Gonies – Afroditi provides accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with mountain views.

A a baby safety gate is also available at the apartment, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 40 km from Apartments Gonies – Afroditi, while Venetian Walls is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from the accommodation.

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Boasting garden views, Apartments Gonies – Artemis features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 25 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. There is an in-house restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 40 km from the apartment, while Venetian Walls is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 33 km from Apartments Gonies – Artemis.

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