1. The Counavian Gorge is the richest in greek gorge of the prefecture of Heraklion with incredible green, a real oasis in the center of Pediados Heraklion. Its name is taken from the village of Kounavi in whose real estate it belongs to.
2. Almyros canyon is located in the location of Hellenopetrama, very close to Heraklion, being the closest to the western gorge in the city of Heraklion, a natural oasis very close to the bustling city. It is formed between the hills of Keris and Kastrokefala with the ancient state at its top, from which we have a unique view inside.
3. The Knossos Gorge (or Agia Irini Gorge), better known as Archaniotiko, starts from Archanes, is a natural continuation of the Yuchtas Mountain with a total length of 5.7 km. It stretches south of Archanes (Agios Mamas), runs through Settlement of Archanes at Kato Mylos, where begins the part known as Silamian gorge. This piece is beautiful with smooth gabled rocks and huge plane trees, and is easily accessible by car as the road passes through it.
4. At the west of the village of Ano Asites passes the river
of the village, which initially begins at the Gorge of Agios Charalambos,
soon transformed into a deep and impressive gorge, the gorge of Agios
Antonios. The entrance to the gorge is made by a downhill path that
starts next to the picturesque Byzantine church of Agios Antonios, where
there is a spring with potable water and ends near Panagia Faneromeni
The canyon has dense vegetation with perennial plane trees and in many places it forms small waterfalls. It is part of the E4 European path but there is no pathway along the way, while in some narrow places where walking in the water is impossible in the winter, one needs to pass by the side.
5. Spiliotissa Gorge is located about 24km south of Heraklion. It is a green ravine that starts from the village of Houdetsi, passes from the Holy Kingdom and ends up in the plain of Pezes. The most beautiful part of it is located between Houdetsi and the Holy Kingdom, 1.5km long.
Starting from Houdetsi, where you can park in the village, we descend to the well preserved path to the Holy Kingdom. The path traverses dense vegetation and canals, watered by the stream of the gorge. In the summer, the shade of the huge plane trees provokes.
In the very first steps of our journey we find the Byzantine churches of St. John the Baptist and Saint Anthony, and two watermills that were previously used for milling. After 500m, we meet the historic Sinai monastery of Panagia Spiliotissa, from where the name of the gorge takes its name. After a short tour of the small monastery with the cavernous temple, we continue our journey into the heart of the lush gorge, as the Holy Kingdom. From there we can go back to Houdetsi and relax in one of the village taverns.
6. The Embasa gorge starts from Kato Kera and ends
at the Plateau Corners after a 2km course. Initially, it is very steep
and in the winter many waterfalls form with the largest being about 20m
Access to waterfalls is easier if you ascend the Gorge from the Gorge, but the lush vegetation and the great slopes make access quite difficult. The vegetation consists mainly of sawdust, plantains and others
7. The Agios Charalambos canal is a small but beautiful gorge located south of the village of Ano Asites. It takes its name from the chapel of Saint Charalambos at its beginning. By the middle of spring there is water that causes hikers to traverse (walk through the walls) through a path.
8. A few meters east of the Tsoutsoura Gorge is a small knot on the front of the earth, the smallest but equally impressive gorge of the Troulis.
It is equally impressive with many and beautiful waterfalls in its
passage, the largest is 15 meters high, followed by 15 smaller ones.
Because it is right next to Tsoutsoura’s big gorge but similar
geologically and smaller the first group that secured it by crossing it
called it Tsoutsouraki.
The entrance is located to the west of the impressive Toulas of Toutouras in the area of Meli Lakkos (the place, the dump that produces enough honey) and its exit to the area of Staoussa just outside the village. It is only possible to reach it with Canyoning Canyoning Equipment, especially in the winter months when its waterfalls have plenty of water.
9. The gorge of Agios Nikolaos, Gafares or Rouvas is defined by the summits of Ambelakia to the east and Samari to the west. It is the most important gorge of Psiloritis and central Crete and it was named after the homonymous Byzantine chapel at its southern entrance. It is an ecosystem with rich flora and fauna, ravines and interesting geological formations and slopes of rare beauty. It has a total length of 4 km with a 2.7 km course for mild activities and recreation such as hiking, mountaineering, climbing, wildlife and wildlife observation in a truly unique setting.