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Katsounaki Gorge

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Gorge description

The Katsounaki Gorge is situated in the arid region of Eastern Crete, to the east of the Xirokambos community. It is essentially a combination of three parallel gorges that converge before they reach the shoreline. These gorges serve as a water transportation system from the eastern portion of the Sitia mountains.

The river that flows through the gorge eventually leads to the Potamos beach, which is adjacent to the stunning sandy beach of Alona. Trekking through the canyon is a simple task and the scenery, with its towering walls, is truly untamed. An alternative option is to walk in the opposite direction starting from Alona.

Most frequent asked questions

Where is Katsounaki Gorge located?

Katsounaki Gorge is located in the Lasithi Region of Crete, Greece.

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Katsounaki Gorge?

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

What is the best time to visit Katsounaki Gorge?

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

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

It is recommended to have a guide to hike in Katsounaki Gorge, especially for those who are not experienced hikers.

Are there any entrance fees to visit Katsounaki Gorge?

No, there are no entrance fees to visit Katsounaki Gorge.

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

You should bring appropriate hiking shoes, plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and a hat. It is also recommended to bring a map and a compass.

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Stays near Katsounaki Gorge

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  • Xerokampos

Just 400 metres from the beach in Xerokampos Village, Asteras featuresself-catering accommodation that open to a balcony and patio, enjoying Libyan Sea and garden views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

All air-conditioned accommodation types come with a seating area and a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking rings and a dining table. Bathrooms include a shower and free toiletries.

Various taverns and a mini market lie within 1 km of Asteras Apartments. Guests can also use the on-site BBQ facilities.

The village of Zakros is 8 km away and Ziros Village is approximately at a distance of 20 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

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Located 400 metres from the beach in Xerokampos Village, Zeus Apartments features a garden and offers studios and apartments that open to a balcony, enjoying Libyan Sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

All accommodation types include air conditioning and a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking hobs and dining table. They also have a private bathroom with a shower.

Guests can find various taverns and mini markets in Xerokampos. The gorge of Lamnoni is 2 km away, while Sitia Town lies at a distance of 45 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 890 m
  • 9.2 / 10
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Just 350 metres from the nearest beach, Liviko View offers air-conditioned accommodation with Libyan Sea and mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The property facilities include a restaurant. Zakros Town is 8 km away.

All rooms and apartments at Liviko are bright and open to a balcony. Each has a flat-screen TV and a mini fridge. Some come with a kitchenette.

A restaurant is available within proximity, where guests may enjoy Cretan dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients and watch the sea view. A tavern and a café bar can be found within short walking distance.

The village of Ziros is 15 km away. Vai Beach, with its palm forest is 36 km away. Sitia Public Airport is at a distance of 45 km, while Sitia Town is about 44 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

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€65

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  • 9.7 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Zirou Paleokastrou 103, Xerokampos

Situated in Xerokampos, 47 km from Sitia, Notos Apartments Xerokambos 1 features a terrace and free WiFi.

Each unit has a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. An oven, a stovetop and toaster are also offered, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

Agios Nikolaos is 94 km from the apartment, while Ierápetra is 65 km from the property.

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  • Epar.Od. Zirou Paleokastrou 103, Xerokampos

Located in Xerokampos, NOTOS APARTMENTS XEROKAMBOS 3 offers accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests staying at this apartment have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

The apartment has a flat-screen TV.

Agios Nikolaos is 94 km from the apartment, while Ierápetra is 65 km away.

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  • Xerokampos Footpath

Anika offers accommodation in Khamaítoulon, 36 km from Vai Palm Forest. With free private parking, the property is 600 metres from Alatsolimni Beach and 1.8 km from Xerokampos Beach.

Leading onto a terrace with garden views, the holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 45 km from the holiday home.

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