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Goula Gorge

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The Goula Gorge, a rugged canyon nestled in the Asterousia Range, begins just south of the village of Kapetaniana and concludes at the coastal settlement of Agios Ioannis. Like its counterparts in the area, such as Flomias, Salamiano, Koumos, Gerakia, and Valahas, it is untraversable without the correct canyoneering gear. Nonetheless, there is a hiking trail on the eastern side of the gorge that takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Entry to the gorge is via Kapetaniana, with the closest access point being the telephone antenna en route to Agios Ioannis. The gorge boasts 18 rappels, the tallest of which is 55m, and others measuring 25m, 15m, 13m, and smaller. The gorge spans roughly 1700m in length and a team of five would require around 4 and a half to 5 hours to traverse it.

The gorge’s beauty lies in its wild and haunting rocky landscape, caves, and rock shelters. The primary vegetation is pine trees. Although it is generally dry, the name “Goula” translates to “spring” in the local Cretan dialect. True to its name, Goula is home to the area’s main spring, which provides for the water needs of the Agios Ioannis settlement.

Most frequent asked questions

Is there water in Goula Gorge?

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

What is the accessibility of Goula Gorge?

Goula Gorge is accessible by walking.

How long is Goula Gorge?

Goula Gorge is 1.7 km long.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult is Goula Gorge?

Goula Gorge has a difficulty level of 6 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Goula Gorge?

It takes approximately 4.5 hours to hike Goula Gorge.

 

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Stays near Goula Gorge

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Studios Anna Maria has sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Kapetanianá, 100 metres from Paralia Agios Ioannis.

All units are air-conditioned and some of them feature a seating area with a flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area. Some units have a terrace and/or a balcony with mountain or inner courtyard views.

Phaistos is 42 km from the apartment, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 72 km from Studios Anna Maria.

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Situated in Fournofárangon and only 50 km from The Palace of Knossos, Fabrica Residence – Traditional Cretan Stone House features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

This holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a microwave, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking nearby, or benefit from the sun terrace.

Phaistos is 27 km from Fabrica Residence – Traditional Cretan Stone House, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 54 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Situated in Vasilikí, Loft for travellers offers accommodation with a terrace or a balcony, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a garden.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom.

Phaistos is 24 km from the holiday home, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 56 km from Loft for travellers.

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Surrounded by olive trees, in Vasiliki Village, the stone-built Amazing Stone Villa offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access and views over the lush surroundings. Guests will find traditional cafes, a mini market, a pharmacy and a gas station within a short drive.

Featuring vintage furniture and decoration, all units come with a fully equipped kitchen, a living area and a bathroom with shower. Facilities include a TV, an oven, a fridge, and a stovetop. A bottle of olive oil and a bottle of local wine , produced by the owners are offered upon arrival.

All bedrooms have air conditioning.

The property offers a large shared courtyard with flowers , BBQ and outdoor furniture.

The isolated sandy beach of Tripiti is 8 km from Amazing Stone Villa, while Matala is 25 km away. Heraklio Town is 41 km from the accommodation and Agia Galini is 30 km away. Heraklion International Airport is at a distance of 42 km.

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Boasting accommodation with a private pool, mountain view and a balcony, Wooden House at the Mountain-private is set in Paránimfoi. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The country house comes with a TV. The kitchen has a fridge, a stovetop and a minibar and there is shower with slippers and free toiletries.

Spa and wellness facilities are at guests’ disposal during their stay at the country house, including a wellness packages and on-request massage treatments. If you would like to discover the area, cycling, hiking and walking tours are possible in the surroundings and Wooden House at the Mountain-private can arrange a bicycle rental service.

Phaistos is 42 km from the accommodation, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 54 km from Wooden House at the Mountain-private, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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The villa with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Staff at the villa are always available to provide information at the reception.

Villa Asterousia offers a picnic area. Barbecue facilities are at guests’ disposal and guests can also relax in the garden.

Phaistos is 34 km from the accommodation, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 34 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from Villa Asterousia.

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