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Prasses Gorge

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The untamed Prassano gorge, also known as the Gorge of Prasses, is situated 10 km southeast of Rethymnon. It commences south of the Prasses village and provides a captivating three-hour hike through enormous rocks and some fairly challenging passages, adding to the intrigue of the trek. The Prasano Gorge, currently serving as the “overflow” channel for the Potami dam, winds its way through the rocky hills of Gargana, with its stream terminating in the suburb of Platania, east of the city of Rethymnon. The river is engulfed by lush vegetation and towering plane trees, making it an ideal spot for a refreshing excursion.

The Prassano gorge can only be accessed from mid-June to mid-October due to the water flow. It is a crucial biotope of Crete, providing a habitat for buzzards and a small group of Bonelli’s eagles.

The Prasses Village
Set amidst the verdant Cretan landscape on the slopes of Vrysinas, Prasses serves as an entrance to the southern coast. This medieval village showcases the intermingling of diverse cultures that have traversed Crete, evident in the Venetian mansions, Turkish farmsteads, and Orthodox churches. The rich natural and cultural diversity make the village an ideal location for tours and walks. Heading south from Prasses, the road leads to the Potami valley, home to the dam of the same name.

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Where is Prasses Gorge located?

Gorge of Prasses is located 10 km southeast of Rethymnon city.

Is there water in Prasses Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Prasses Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Prasses Gorge?

Prasses Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Prasses Gorge?

Prasses Gorge is 6 km long.

How difficult is Prasses Gorge?

Prasses Gorge has a difficulty level of 2 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Prasses Gorge?

It takes approximately 4 hours to hike Prasses Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Prasses Gorge?

The altitude difference in Prasses Gorge is 100.

 

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The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with sea views.

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