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Mavrogiannis Gorge (Skinias)

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The Mavrogiannis Gorge, also known as Skinias Gorge, originates from the vicinity of the Skinias village in the Mirabello province. Following a winding path, it culminates at the stunning Avlaki beach in Vlychadia. This dry canyon is characterized by magnificent rock structures throughout its length. Although the gorge transports water from the Areti Monastery region, it is predominantly dry.

Most frequent asked questions

 What type of gorge is Mavrogiannis Gorge?

Mavrogiannis Gorge is a hiking gorge.  

What is the water situation like in Mavrogiannis Gorge?

Generally, Mavrogiannis Gorge is dry.  

How accessible is Mavrogiannis Gorge?

Mavrogiannis Gorge is accessible by walking.  

How long is Mavrogiannis Gorge?

Mavrogiannis Gorge is 3.5 km long.  

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

Mavrogiannis Gorge is rated as a 2 in terms of difficulty.  

How long it takes to hike Mavrogiannis Gorge?

It takes approximately 3 hours to hike Mavrogiannis Gorge.  

What is the altitude difference in Mavrogiannis Gorge?

The altitude difference in Mavrogiannis Gorge is 200. Note: The name of the gorge is Mavrogiannis Gorge.

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Stays near Mavrogiannis Gorge (Skinias)

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  • Plaka Eloundas

Situated near Plaka Village of Elounda, Elounda Luxury Villas features a garden with trees and aromatic herbs. It offers fully equipped and stylishly decorated accommodation, each with a private pool and unobstructed sea views. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Fitted with a fireplace, stone details, Coco-Mat items and hand-picked artwork, all split-level units are air conditioned and have a satellite, flat-screen TV and blu-ray player. All units include a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven with hobs, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle. Each has an indoor and outdoor dining area and 2 bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath or spa bath, along with bathrobes and slippers. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Elounda Luxury Villas also includes a barbecue.

Heraklion International Airport is 63 km away. Free private parking is available on site.

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  • Elounda, Ιsland View Villas

Villa Dimitra by Elounda Island View Villas features pool views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Elounda, 700 metres from Plaka Beach.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Villa Dimitra by Elounda Island View Villas offers a hot tub.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Spinalonga Beach is 1.5 km from Villa Dimitra by Elounda Island View Villas, while Lake Voulismeni is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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  • Elounda

Set in Elounda, Villa Danae by Elounda Island View Villas offers a balcony with sea and pool views, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool, sauna and hot tub. This beachfront property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

Featuring a DVD player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 5 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bidet. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The reception at the villa can provide tips on the area.

At Villa Danae by Elounda Island View Villas guests are welcome to take advantage of a hammam. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Plaka Beach is 300 metres from Villa Danae by Elounda Island View Villas, while Spinalonga Beach is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the villa, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

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  • Elounda

Located in Elounda Village, Almond Tree offers accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and private balconies. A swimming pool surrounded by a garden with sun beds is available. Plaka Beach is at 4 km.

Formerly used as stables, the stone-built Almond Tree apartments and villas are traditionally decorated with wooden furnishings and iron beds. The furnished terrace features a traditional Greek clay oven. The property includes a dining and a seating area with fireplace, and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge.

Guests can enjoy local cuisine in a variety of traditional restaurants and cafes at nearby villages.

Within 30 km, you can visit the Minoan town of Gournia, while the Minoan Palace of Malia is at 35 km. The fishing village of Plaka connecting to the island of Spinalonga is at 5 km. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

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  • Eparchiakos Odos Agio Nikolaou - Vrouxas

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Leyla Luxury Villa is situated in Pláka. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 7 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 7 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the villa.

Plaka Beach is 1.3 km from Leyla Luxury Villa, while Spinalonga Beach is 3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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  • Siren Villas, Epar. Od.

Set in Agios Nikolaos and only 700 metres from Plaka Beach, Villa Venus Elounda offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This villa features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The villa has 2 bedrooms, a TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a bath.

The villa offers a terrace. Guests can enjoy the pool with a view at Villa Venus Elounda.

Spinalonga Beach is 2.2 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Villa Venus Elounda.

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€315

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  • 4.2 km

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