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Rizopetro Gorge

Gorge description

On the southeastern flank of Mount Sanida, near the quaint village of Skourvoula, you’ll find a petite yet wildly untamed chasm known as Rizopetro. This gorge culminates in a striking 60m waterfall that cascades into the lake of the Faneromeni dam, a sight to behold especially after heavy downpours.


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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Rizopetro Gorge located?

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

What is the difficulty level of hiking in Rizopetro Gorge?

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

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

It is recommended to have a guide when hiking in Rizopetro Gorge, as the terrain can be challenging and the trail is not well-marked.

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

The best time of year to visit Rizopetro Gorge is in the spring or fall, when the weather is cooler and there is less chance of rain.

Are there any entrance fees for Rizopetro Gorge?

No, there are no entrance fees for Rizopetro Gorge.

What should I bring with me when hiking in Rizopetro Gorge?

You should bring sturdy hiking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and snacks or a picnic lunch.

Are there any accommodations near Rizopetro Gorge?

Yes, there are several hotels and guesthouses in the nearby town of Heraklion.

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