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Gorge Kinigospilios at Hordaki

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In the quiet, almost abandoned village of Chordaki, located in the Amari district, we discovered the hidden gem of Kynigospilios Canyon. Situated south of the village, this small but stunning canyon remains a secret, its location hidden from view, which contributes to its relative obscurity. The Kynigospilios Canyon boasts a significant water flow from the slopes of Mount Kedros, which lasts from winter through to late spring.

However, traversing the canyon requires the use of ropes and canyoning equipment due to the presence of eight stunning waterfalls along its path, with the last one being particularly breathtaking. Unfortunately, the canyon’s safety measures, installed by canyoners around 2011, are not ideally positioned, making them inaccessible during periods of high water flow. The canyon was christened ‘Koutsouna’ (meaning ‘small’) by the first group to cross it, as they couldn’t find an existing name for it.

At the canyon’s entrance, you’ll find two adjacent watermills, and the surrounding area is lush with greenery, including platans and oaks that provide ample shade. Beneath most of the waterfalls, you’ll find ponds perfect for swimming in the canyon’s crystal-clear river waters. The Kynigospilios Canyon eventually merges into the Platys River bed at its termination point.

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Where is Gorge Kinigospilios located?

Gorge Kinigospilios is located in the Rethymno Region of Crete, Greece.

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Gorge Kinigospilios?

The difficulty level of hiking in Gorge Kinigospilios is moderate. It involves some climbing and scrambling over rocks, but it is suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness.

What is the best time to visit Gorge Kinigospilios?

The best time to visit Gorge Kinigospilios is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is mild and the scenery is at its most beautiful.

Is there an entrance fee for Gorge Kinigospilios?

No, there is no entrance fee for Gorge Kinigospilios.

Are there any facilities available at Gorge Kinigospilios?

There are no facilities available at Gorge Kinigospilios, so visitors should bring their own food, water, and other supplies.

Is it safe to hike in Gorge Kinigospilios?

Yes, it is generally safe to hike in Gorge Kinigospilios, but visitors should take care when climbing over rocks and be aware of any potential hazards such as loose stones or slippery surfaces.

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