Mountain trek along Platania gorge

Discover Cretan mountains by trekking along the steep sides of the stunning Platania gorge, on the western slopes of Mount Psiloritis.

Overlooking the entire valley of Amari the path winds along high breathtaking cliffs. With hundreds of meters of deep wooded areas, the gorge of Platania constitutes an impressive geological phenomenon as one of the most interesting, but least frequented, gorges of Crete.

Among the highlights of the hike: a large colony of Griffon Vultures, nested on the perpendicular walls of the gorge and the discovery of the cavernous church of St. Anthony

Mountain Trek

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, 1.5 liter bottle of water, backpack and walking sticks (available also upon request) sunscreen and lip, wide-brimmed hat.

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