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Spiliotissa Gorge

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The Spiliotissa gorge, situated approximately 24km to the south of Heraklion, is a verdant chasm that originates from the Houdetsi village, passes through Agios Vasilios, and terminates in the Peza valley, where its waters feed into the Kounaviano gorge. The most picturesque section of the gorge is the 1.5km stretch between Houdetsi and Agios Vasilios. Starting from Houdetsi, where parking is available in the village, a well-kept trail leads down to Agios Vasilios, meandering through dense foliage and groves of orange and olive trees, irrigated by the stream.

At the beginning of the path, two Byzantine churches, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Nicholas, are encountered, along with two former grain mills. After approximately 500m, the historic Sinai Monastery of Panagia Spiliotissa can be found, which lends its name to the gorge. A quick exploration of the small monastery with its cave-like church is followed by a continued journey into the verdant heart of the canyon, towards Agios Vasilios. A beautiful fountain and the Byzantine church of Saint John are located just outside the monastery.

Most frequent asked questions

What is Spiliotissa Gorge?

Spiliotissa Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the region of Heraklion.

What type of gorge is Spiliotissa Gorge?

Spiliotissa Gorge is a hiking gorge.

Is there water in Spiliotissa Gorge?

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

How accessible is Spiliotissa Gorge?

Spiliotissa Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

What is the length of Spiliotissa Gorge?

Spiliotissa Gorge is 1 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Spiliotissa Gorge?

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

How long does it take to hike Spiliotissa Gorge?

It takes approximately 0.5 hours to hike Spiliotissa Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Spiliotissa Gorge?

The altitude difference in Spiliotissa Gorge is 50.

 

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Stays near Spiliotissa Gorge

  • 8.7 / 10
  • Choudetsi Pediados

Centrally situated in the village of Choudetsi in Crete, 18th-century Petronikoli House is surrounded by a lush garden and includes a pool and restaurant. It features self-catered accommodation with traditional décor and free Wi-Fi.

Featuring wooden ceilings, handmade furnishings and Cretan textiles, all air-conditioned apartments and suites at the Petronikoli Traditional House include a balcony overlooking the village or the countryside. A kitchen with fridge, oven and dining area is provided. Each unit has a seating area with a satellite TV and CD player.

A homemade breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. Delicacies such as local cheeses and spirits are served at the restaurant, where freshly cooked meals are also available.

Guests can relax on the sun terrace where there are sun loungers. A playground is found in the garden.

Taverns and shops are within a 3-minute walk from the property. Within 2 km guests will find the Minoan site of Vathypetro. Free private parking is possible on site.

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€75

/night

  • 340 m
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Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Sunny Villa is located in Áyios Vasílios. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

A kids pool is also available at the villa, while guests can also relax in the garden.

The Palace of Knossos is 15 km from Sunny Villa, while Venetian Walls is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 19 km from the accommodation.

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€99

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  • 630 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • agios vasileios ,xoudetsi ,

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Giannis Place I is set in Áyios Vasílios. It is located 14 km from The Palace of Knossos and provides private check-in and check-out.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom holiday home offers a cable flat-screen TV and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a terrace.

Venetian Walls is 20 km from Giannis Place I, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 18 km from the accommodation.

  • 810 m
  • 9 / 10

Offering mountain views, Holiday Home in Houdetsi, Heraklio is an accommodation located in Vathípetron, 21 km from Venetian Walls and 22 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Providing free private parking, the 5-star holiday home is 16 km from The Palace of Knossos.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 6 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 4 bathrooms with a shower. A TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are featured.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 33 km from the holiday home, while Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 9.4 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 19 km from Holiday Home in Houdetsi, Heraklio.

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Offering a terrace and pool view, Green Farm-small paradise! is situated in Kalloní, 15 km from The Palace of Knossos and 21 km from Venetian Walls. This holiday home features a pool with a view, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The holiday home with a patio and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. There is a shared lounge at this property and guests can go hiking nearby.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 22 km from Green Farm-small paradise!, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 19 km from the accommodation.

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Boasting mountain views, ONOMY Country House Vathypetro features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 14 km from The Palace of Knossos. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This air-conditioned holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with a dishwasher, and a living room. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy a continental breakfast.

ONOMY Country House Vathypetro offers a picnic area. Guests can swim in the infinity pool, go cycling, or relax in the garden and use the barbecue facilities.

Venetian Walls is 20 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 21 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 18 km from ONOMY Country House Vathypetro, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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