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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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Stays near Rizopetro Gorge

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Situated 46 km from Psiloritis National Park, Il Silenzio offers air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace.

Featuring free WiFi, the units have a washing machine and a flat-screen TV with streaming services. An oven, a fridge and stovetop are also available in the kitchen, as well as a coffee machine.

The holiday home has a barbecue and a garden, which can be enjoyed by guests if the weather permits.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 10 km from Il Silenzio, while Phaistos is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 61 km from the accommodation.

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Kato Zaros Apartments features air-conditioned guest accommodation in Zarós, 43 km from Venetian Walls, 44 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 47 km from The Palace of Knossos. Free WiFi is offeredthroughout the property.

The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer, while the kitchen has an oven, a toaster and a stovetop. Some units feature a terrace and/or a balcony with mountain views.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 14 km from the apartment, while Phaistos is 21 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 46 km from Kato Zaros Apartments.

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€49

/night

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  • Καλοχωραφίτης

Located in Kalochorafitis and only 46 km from Psiloritis National Park, Villa ONAR provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This villa features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The villa with a terrace and sea views features 5 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The villa offers a barbecue. Guests can enjoy the pool with a view at Villa ONAR.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 5.9 km from the accommodation, while Phaistos is 8.6 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 63 km from Villa ONAR.

  • 3.7 km
  • Οικισμος Καλοχωραφίτη

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, AMALTHEIA is situated in Kalochorafitis. It has mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Psiloritis National Park is 46 km from the apartment, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 5.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 63 km from AMALTHEIA.

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  • Zaros

Situated in Zarós in the Crete region, Asterion Bella View features a balcony. The accommodation is 42 km from the Venetian Walls and has free WiFithroughout the property.

Providing access to a terrace with garden views, the air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom and a fully equipped kitchen. A flat-screen TV is available.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 44 km from the apartment, while The Palace of Knossos is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 46 km from Asterion Bella View.

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  • Galia

Set in Galiá, 8.7 km from Museum of Cretan Ethnology and 10 km from Phaistos, House of Athina and Fanourios offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go cycling nearby.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 54 km from the holiday home.

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