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Gerakia Gorge


Gerakia is a technical gorge of the range Asterousia ending on the beach of Agios Ioannis, near Kapetaniana, with a southern orientation. It is one of the many parallel technical gorges of the area (Flomias, Salamianos, Gerakia, Koumos, Goula, Elygia) and crosses a beautiful pine forest.



Where is Gerakia Gorge located?

Gerakia Gorge is located in the Heraklion Region of Crete, Greece.

What is the length of Gerakia Gorge?

The length of Gerakia Gorge is approximately 4 kilometers.

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Gerakia Gorge?

The hiking difficulty level in Gerakia Gorge is considered moderate to difficult, with some steep and rocky sections.

Is it necessary to have a guide to hike in Gerakia Gorge?

While it is not necessary to have a guide to hike in Gerakia Gorge, it is recommended for safety reasons and to fully appreciate the natural beauty and history of the area.

What is the best time of year to visit Gerakia Gorge?

The best time of year to visit Gerakia Gorge is in the spring or fall when the weather is cooler and the vegetation is lush. Summer can be very hot and dry, and winter can be rainy and slippery.

Are there any entrance fees for Gerakia Gorge?

No, there are no entrance fees for Gerakia Gorge.

What should I bring with me when hiking in Gerakia Gorge?

You should bring sturdy hiking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and snacks. It is also recommended to bring a map, a first aid kit, and a mobile phone in case of emergency.

Gorge Type

Accessible by

  • Walking


  • Generally dry

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