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Kaminolakkos Gorge

Gorge description

In northern Rethymnon, beneath the village of Myrthios (not to be confused with the Myrthios near Plakias), a petite ravine teeming with plane trees gives way to a wild and untamed gorge at Kaminolakos. The gorge is typically dry, only filling with water after significant rainfall. It is accessible only with canyoneering gear. This gorge remained unexplored until March 22, 2013, when Christopher Cheiladakis, Argyro Koghylaki, and Rudolf Riegler ventured into it for the first time, installing safety rings in the process.

The initial stretch of the gorge is particularly wild, leading to a series of small rappels before reaching the final waterfall, a towering 55 meters high. This waterfall is nestled under an umbrella of large trees, hidden away in a shadowy enclave. The gorge culminates at the renowned stone bridge of Simas, which is situated on the road to Amari. This bridge, the highest in Crete, is considered an architectural marvel of its time.

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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Kaminolakkos Gorge located?

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

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Kaminolakkos Gorge?

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

What is the best time to visit Kaminolakkos Gorge?

The best time to visit Kaminolakkos Gorge is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is mild and the vegetation is lush.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Kaminolakkos Gorge?

No, there is no entrance fee to visit Kaminolakkos Gorge.

Are there any guided tours available for Kaminolakkos Gorge?

Yes, there are guided tours available for Kaminolakkos Gorge, which can be arranged through local tour operators.

What should I bring with me when visiting Kaminolakkos Gorge?

You should bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and a camera to capture the stunning views.

Is it safe to hike in Kaminolakkos Gorge?

Yes, it is generally safe to hike in Kaminolakkos Gorge, but you should always exercise caution and follow the marked trails.

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Stays near Kaminolakkos Gorge

  • Myrthios

Boasting accommodation with a balcony, Mpampis Guesthouse is situated in Plakias. It features barbecue facilities, inner courtyard views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 15 km from the holiday home, while Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 84 km from Mpampis Guesthouse.

  • 850 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Prasies, Rethymno

CASA PRASOUL Contemporary Exclusive Villa is located in Prasies Village. It’s a three floored villa with views over the mountain and the pool. Rethymno Town, with Fortezza Castle is 10 km away.

All Villa Residence comes with separate bedrooms , private bathrooms and a big living room with projector screen. Each one consists with a TV and air condition.

Guests may relax at the private outdoor pool besides the sunny patio.

Restaurants-Cafe bars, Supper markets and Grocery stores as well as the nearest Beach can be found about 5′ within 10′ away. Prassano Gorge can be reached within a short drive. Heraklion International Airport is located 86 km from the property.

  • 1.8 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Chromonastiri Crete

Set in Khromonastírion, 10 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 28 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, Venetico Palazzo offers air conditioning. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with mountain views.

The villa offers a range of wellness facilities including a sauna and a hammam.

Psiloritis National Park is 42 km from Venetico Palazzo, while Municipal Garden is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 80 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 3.3 km
  • 8 / 10

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Villa Irines House by Villa Plus is situated in Khromonastírion. The accommodation is 10 km from the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and has free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa features 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a shower, a hair dryer and a washing machine. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 28 km from the villa, while Psiloritis National Park is 42 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 80 km from Villa Irines House by Villa Plus.

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€159

/night

  • 3.4 km
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Chromonastiri

This traditional, rustic villa is located in the village of Chromonastiri, 7 km from the beach and 11 km from Rethymno. Featuring a private pool with summer terrace and a garden with BBQ, Sokaki Villas, rustic ambience, By ThinkVilla are fully furnished, each with 3 or 4 bedrooms.

Each villa offers a large open-plan seating area and a well equipped kitchen. A door opens onto the pool area. Across the kitchen area there is a utility room where you will find a hoover and ironing board. The wooden staircase leads up to a further 2 bedrooms, both opening out to large balconies offering beautiful views to the mountains and the unspoilt countryside. A welcome basket is offered upon arrival.

The nearest tavern and super market is just 100 metres away. Heraklion International Airport is about 75 km away. Within proximity, guests can visit the Military Museum, while Mylon Gorge is 2 km away. Free private parking is provided.

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€165

/night

  • 3.4 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Chromonastiri

Located in Khromonastírion, 10 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 28 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, Tholos Home offers free WiFi and air conditioning. The villa, set in a building dating from 17th century, is 42 km from Psiloritis National Park and 10 km from Municipal Garden.

The villa is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.

Venetian Harbour is 10 km from the villa, while Centre of Byzantine Art is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 80 km from Tholos Home.

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€64

/night

  • 3.5 km

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