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Mylonas Gorge

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The Mylonas or Saint John Gorge is situated 18km to the east of Ierapetra. It commences near the St. John village at a height of 500m and concludes at the Kakia Skala beach. It is not feasible to descend the gorge from Saint John due to a tall waterfall, necessitating the use of canyoning equipment.

Nonetheless, there are two ascending trails that start near the Kakia Skala beach, providing access to the high fall of the Mylonas canyon. The first trail (easy – 20’) takes you through the pine-wooded side of the gorge, a large portion of which is the old concrete ditch, formerly used to transport water to Koutsounari. The other trail follows the riverbed and can be quite exhausting, especially in winter (takes approximately 1:30 hour).

Upon reaching the end of the ascending trails at a height of 300m, you will encounter the tall fall of Milonas, which stands at 20m. Below it, you will find a small pond filled with crystal-clear water, perfect for a refreshing swim. In winter, and after heavy rainfall, a second waterfall appears to the left of the main fall, creating a breathtaking view.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Milonas Gorge?

Milonas Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the Lasithi region of Greece.

What type of gorge is Milonas Gorge?

Milonas Gorge is a hiking gorge.

Is there water in Milonas Gorge all year round?

Yes, there is water in Milonas Gorge all year round.

What is the accessibility of Milonas Gorge?

Milonas Gorge is accessible via a dirt track.

How long is Milonas Gorge?

Milonas Gorge is 1.5 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Milonas Gorge?

Milonas Gorge has a difficulty level of 1 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Milonas Gorge?

It takes approximately 0.5 hours to hike Milonas Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Milonas Gorge?

The altitude difference in Milonas Gorge is 70.

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