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Pervolakia Gorge

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The Kapsas gorge, a wild and majestic natural wonder, is situated 8-9km to the east of Makrigialos and 33km to the east of Ierapetra. It is also known as Pervolakia, named after the charming and remote village located near its northern entrance. While in the area, it’s worth taking a stroll through the neighboring traditional village of Pezoulas, known for its stunning houses. The gorge concludes by the Kapsa Monastery, opening up to the Libyan Sea. Here, visitors can enjoy a peaceful swim on the serene pebbly beach, just opposite the gorge’s end.

The gorge spans approximately 4km, and hiking through it is a moderately challenging task. The trek takes around 2 hours if you decide to start from the southern end (the Monastery) and head towards Perivolakia. However, if you opt for the less strenuous route, descending from Perivolakia to Kapsa Monastery, it takes roughly 1.5 hours.

The gorge’s interior is a sight to behold, characterized by towering walls and sparse vegetation, giving it a desolate and arid appearance. The trail features several climbing points and signposts. The road that links Makrigialos and Goudouras runs adjacent to the gorge’s exit, near the Monastery. Public transportation is available, with buses running between Goudouras and Ierapetra. Alternatively, you can drive to Pervolakia or Kapsa Monastery and then hail a taxi in Makrigialos to return to your vehicle.

The gorge is also a habitat for one of the rarest plant species in Crete, the Limonium of Cornaros (limonium cornarianum). This plant is found only in certain limestone maritime rocks within the gorge and a tiny islet named Agia Fotia.

Most frequent asked questions

 

What is Pervolakia Gorge?

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

What type of gorge is Pervolakia Gorge?

Pervolakia Gorge is a hiking gorge with a signed trail.
 
 

Is there water in Pervolakia Gorge?

Generally, Pervolakia Gorge is dry.
 
 

How accessible is Pervolakia Gorge?

Pervolakia Gorge is accessible via a dirt track.
 
 

What is the length of Pervolakia Gorge?

Pervolakia Gorge is 3.5 km long.
 
 

What is the difficulty level of Pervolakia Gorge?

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

How long does it take to hike Pervolakia Gorge?

It takes approximately 2 hours to hike Pervolakia Gorge.
 
 

What is the altitude difference in Pervolakia Gorge?

The altitude difference in Pervolakia Gorge is 300 meters.
 

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The villa comes with 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Beachfront Villa Atalandia with Heated Pool, Gym, BBQ & Office, while cycling and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.

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The holiday home with a terrace and sea views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. A an indoor play area is also available for guests at ISALO Villa.

Anaskelou Beach is 400 metres from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 37 km from ISALO Villa.

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The apartment offers a barbecue.

Guests at Kalo Nero Apartments can enjoy snorkelling and cycling nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace.

Staousa Beach is 300 metres from the accommodation, while Anaskelou Beach is 500 metres away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 37 km from Kalo Nero Apartments.

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The holiday home with a balcony and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a shower.

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Featuring a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. A flat-screen TV, as well as an iPad and a computer are featured.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. Guests at Bayview Villa B11 can enjoy table tennis on site, or go fishing or hiking in the surroundings.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Lagkada Beach, Diaskari Beach and Mikro Ammoudi Beach. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 34 km from Bayview Villa B11.

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Lagada Resort offers a picnic area.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation, while snorkelling and cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Diaskari Beach is 1.1 km from Lagada Resort, while Mikro Ammoudi Beach is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public, 34 km from the aparthotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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