Also known as Kalami I, the Panagia (Virgin Mary) Canyon runs in parallel to the Xerofarago Gorge, or Kalami II. It’s named after the Panagia Keralimeniotissa Monastery, which used to be located at the canyon’s exit. This canyon is technical, meaning it features steep descents and requires special canyoning gear to traverse. Spanning roughly 600 meters, the canyon includes six rappels, the highest of which is about 15 meters. It’s rich in vegetation and has a distinct beauty. The riverbed holds water until spring. Crete’s speleological clubs have bolted the canyon, and a small canyoning group can navigate it in about 1:30 hours.
If you’re planning to use two cars and park them at the canyon’s entrance and exit, the distance between the two parking spots is around 2.5 km or a 10-minute drive. Alternatively, you can reach the entrance by walking along the canyon walls for approximately 20-25 minutes.
Panagia Keralimeniotissa Gorge is a technical gorge.
Is there water in Panagia Keralimeniotissa Gorge? If so, until when?
The entrance to Panagia Keralimeniotissa Gorge is accessible by a dirt track.
Panagia Keralimeniotissa Gorge is approximately 6 kilometer long.
is rated as an 7 out of 10 in terms of difficulty.
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