Canyon hike

Walking adventure through Pathos gorge

Experience the true adventure of crossing the magnificent gorge of Patsos: a gigantic eroded crack through lime-stone, which claims the title of one of the most attractive gorges of Crete.

It is a challenging walk open to everyone, through a maze of large boulders and narrow walls, rocks and trees.The walk combines hiking on marked trails, walking through water, and lightly climbing (easy and enjoyable) up steeper passages using fixed ropes and wooden ladders.

Towering, lush, wet, and wild, the Patsos gorge fascinates hikers with its narrow, rocky and steep relief. Because of the abundant water flowing through the gorge in springtime, a good part of the hike involves walking through water

Canyon hike

Conditions & equipment

Participating conditions & individual equipment:

  • Participation: good health & fitness required
  • Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
  • Individual Equipment: trekking shoes, socks, light clothing, small ruck sack, a 1.5 liter bottle of water, sunscreen and lip, wide-brimmed hat.

Note: It is recommended that you have with you in April and May a second change of clothes and shoes, because of crossing the gorge through the water.

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