On the southeast side of Mount Sanida, near the village Skourvoula, a small but very wild gorge is formed called Rizopetro. The gorge ends right above the lake of Faneromeni dam after a very impressive 60m high waterfall, having water only after heavy rainfalls.
Rizopetro Gorge is located in the Heraklion Region of Crete, Greece.
The length of Rizopetro Gorge is approximately 3 kilometers.
The hiking difficulty level in Rizopetro Gorge is moderate to difficult, with some steep and rocky sections.
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.
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.
No, there are no entrance fees for Rizopetro Gorge.
You should bring sturdy hiking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and snacks or a picnic lunch.
Yes, there are several hotels and guesthouses in the nearby town of Heraklion.
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