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Zoniana Gorge

Gorge description

The Zoniana canyon is situated to the south of Zoniana village within the Psiloritis Range. It begins at a height of 950m, gathering water from several streams that flow from the Zoniana mountains, and concludes at the village at a height of 650m. The “serpentine” river Oaxis, which carries water until spring and ultimately drains into the Geropotamos river, flows through this gorge.

This gorge is not only easily accessible but also safe for hiking due to its gentle slope. The rock formations in many areas are truly remarkable, made up of numerous layers, and there are stunning geological structures and trees clinging to the steep slopes and narrow points. As it nears the village, the canyon broadens and morphs into a slender valley.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Zoniana Gorge?

Zoniana Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the region of Rethymno, Greece.

What type of gorge is Zoniana Gorge?

Zoniana Gorge is a hiking gorge.

What is the water situation like in Zoniana Gorge?

Generally, Zoniana Gorge is dry.

How accessible is Zoniana Gorge?

Zoniana Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Zoniana Gorge?

Zoniana Gorge is 6 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Zoniana Gorge?

On a scale of 1 to 10, Zoniana Gorge has a difficulty level of 2.

How many hours does it take to hike Zoniana Gorge?

It takes approximately 4 hours to hike Zoniana Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Zoniana Gorge?

The altitude difference in Zoniana Gorge is 300 meters.

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