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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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Stays near Mylonas Gorge

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  • Agios Ioannis Lasithi, Greece

Offering a garden and city view, Dream Residence is situated in Áyios Ioánnis, 35 km from Lake Voulismeni and 35 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). This property offers access to a patio and free private parking.

Featuring mountain and garden views, this holiday home features 1 bedroom and opens to a balcony. Featuring a terrace with sea views, this holiday home also comes with a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge, a stovetop and a minibar, as well as 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hair dryer.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at Dream Residence.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 36 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 57 km from Dream Residence.




  • 940 m
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Pasithea, featuring a terrace, is located in Ierápetra, 35 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) and 36 km from Agios Nikolaos Port. The accommodation is 35 km from the Lake Voulismeni and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The 1-bedroom holiday home comes with a living room with flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen.

The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 57 km from the holiday home.

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Set 35 km from Lake Voulismeni, Terrace House Crete – Apartments offers accommodation with a terrace.

A toaster, a fridge and kitchenware are also offered, as well as a kettle.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 35 km from the holiday home, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 57 km from Terrace House Crete – Apartments.




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Oleander’s Garden Traditional Cretan Cottage features mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Ferma, 1.1 km from Kakkos bay beach.

Some units feature a terrace and/or a balcony with sea or pool views.

Guests at the aparthotel can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Oleander’s Garden Traditional Cretan Cottage offers a picnic area.

Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and garden at the accommodation.

Psaropoula Beach is 1.4 km from Oleander’s Garden Traditional Cretan Cottage, while Koutsounari Beach is 1.5 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public, 52 km from the aparthotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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  • Ferma

Within a 5-minute drive from the sandy beach of Agia Fotia, Studios Crete are in the village of Ferma. They offer accommodation with private, cobbled courtyard offering unlimited views over the surrounding olive groves and the Libyan Sea.

All air-conditioned studios and apartments of Crete feature a seating area and a flat-screen, satellite TV. They have a kitchenette equipped with mini oven, fridge and coffee maker, and a private bathroom with hairdryer. A table and chairs can be found in each courtyard.

The village of Agia Fotia is 1.5 km away from the property. The town of Ierapetra is 14 km away and Agios Nikolaos is at 45 km. Heraklion International Airprot is 72 km away, while Sitia Airport is at 30 km. Internet access and on-site parking are provided free of charge.




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Featuring sea views, Studios Crete economy studio offers accommodation with a terrace and a coffee machine, around 1.9 km from Ferma Beach. Located 2 km from Agia Fotia Beach, the property features a garden and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this apartment provides a satellite flat-screen TV and a kitchenette with a fridge and stovetop. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment.

The apartment offers a children’s playground.

Lake Voulismeni is 44 km from Studios Crete economy studio, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 43 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 50 km from the accommodation.




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