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Kissos Gorge

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Located just 1km north of Kissos village in Agios Vasilios province and 34km southeast of Rethymnon, Kissano Gorge serves as a link between Kambos Kissou settlement and the small Gious Kambos plateau. The gorge’s river is a primary tributary of the Gorge Frati. The canyon, though not lush with vegetation, boasts small waterfalls, the tallest of which measure between 5-7m. These waterfalls make it an ideal location for canyoning, but it’s also possible to bypass them carefully from the sides without any specialized equipment.

The journey begins at the Gious Kambos plateau, a small haven of diverse flora. A 0 to 30-minute walk along or beside the riverbed leads you to a point where the river intersects the road connecting Kissos with Gerakari. Here, you’ll find a striking reddish rock peppered with numerous caverns known as Kokkinos Detis, leading locals to also refer to this area as the Kokkinos Detis Gorge.

While this marks the end of the main part of the canyon, the river continues its descent, creating more small waterfalls. It then passes through the 60-hectare artificial pine forest of Vatolakki, before continuing towards Spili and eventually to Frati.

Most frequent asked questions

Where is Kissos Gorge located?

Kissos Gorge is located 34km southeast of Rethymno.

Is there water in Kissos Gorge?

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

What is the accessibility of Kissos Gorge?

Kissos Gorge is accessible by walking.

How long is Kissos Gorge?

Erganos Gorge is 1 km long.

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

Kissos Gorge has a difficulty level of 5 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Kissos Gorge?

It takes approximately 1.5 hours to hike Kissos Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Kissos Gorge?

The altitude difference in Kissos Gorge is 115 meters. 

 

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Stays near Kissos Gorge

  • 10 / 10
  • Kissos Village Aggeliki House

Situated in Kissós, 33 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 34 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, Aggeliki House 10 guests features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With quiet street views, this accommodation provides a patio.

The holiday home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

At the holiday home guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Barbecue facilities are at guests’ disposal.

Psiloritis National Park is 34 km from Aggeliki House 10 guests, while Arkadi Monastery is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 94 km from the accommodation.

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€151

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Κισσός, 1ος όροφος

Located in Kissós, 33 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 34 km from Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, Aggeliki House 6 guests provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With quiet street views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home is equipped with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

At the holiday home guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Barbecue facilities are available.

Psiloritis National Park is 34 km from Aggeliki House 6 guests, while Arkadi Monastery is 26 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 94 km from the accommodation.

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€155

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Κισσού Κάμπος-Κεραμών

Featuring mountain views, Eleonas Estate offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 32 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This air-conditioned holiday home comes with 3 bedrooms, a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with an oven, and a living room. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, Eleonas Estate also features a an indoor play area and shared lounge.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 35 km from the accommodation, while Psiloritis National Park is 35 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 93 km from Eleonas Estate.

  • 1.8 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Spili, Agios Vasilios

Set in Spílion, 25 km from Agia Galini, Panorama Luxury Rooms offers a garden and free WiFi.

Fitted with a patio, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge is also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.

The apartment offers a terrace.

Guests at Panorama Luxury Rooms can enjoy table tennis on site, or go hiking or horse riding in the surroundings. Breakfast can be enjoyed at a cafe, set 800 metres from the property.

Rethymno Town is 27 km from the accommodation, while Georgioupolis is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 91 km from Panorama Luxury Rooms.

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€68

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  • 2.7 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Spilion

Boasting city views, Katrina’s Stone House features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 27 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. It features a garden, garden 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 a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 34 km from the holiday home, while Psiloritis National Park is 34 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 94 km from Katrina’s Stone House.

  • 2.7 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • 26 Επαρχιακή Οδός Ρέθυμνου-Αγίας Γαλήνης

Fontana Leone is set in Spílion.

All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

The apartment offers a terrace.

Rethymno Town is 26 km from Fontana Leone. Chania International Airport is 90 km away.

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€65

/night

  • 2.8 km

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