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Kissos Gorge

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Gorge description

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.

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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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