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Pastrikos Gorge


The Gorge of Pastrikos is a small gorge formed on the north side of Asterousia Range, in the wider area of the village Panagia. It is technical, i.e. it requires special equipment for canyoning. It starts from a small plateau where there is a temple dedicated to Saint Cyril and ends in the area of Galateri. Both the entrance and the exit, are approached by the dirt road that starts from the area of Panagia and heads to Kapetaniana.



Where is Pastrikos Gorge located?

Pastrikos Gorge is located in the Heraklion Region of Crete, Greece.

What is the length of Pastrikos Gorge?

The length of Pastrikos Gorge is approximately 3 kilometers.

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Pastrikos Gorge?

The hiking difficulty level in Pastrikos Gorge is moderate, with some steep and rocky sections.

Is it necessary to have a guide to hike in Pastrikos Gorge?

It is not necessary to have a guide to hike in Pastrikos Gorge, but it is recommended for safety reasons and to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the gorge.

What is the best time of year to visit Pastrikos Gorge?

The best time of year to visit Pastrikos Gorge is in the spring or fall when the weather is cooler and the vegetation is lush.

Are there any entrance fees for Pastrikos Gorge?

No, there are no entrance fees for Pastrikos Gorge.

Is there any accommodation near Pastrikos Gorge?

Yes, there are several accommodation options near Pastrikos Gorge, including hotels, apartments, and villas.

What other activities can be done near Pastrikos Gorge?

Near Pastrikos Gorge, visitors can also enjoy hiking in other nearby gorges, visiting archaeological sites, and exploring traditional villages.

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  • Generally dry

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