Sarakina Gorges

Sarakina Gorges, Mirtos: Address, Sarakina Gorges Reviews: 4.5/5

Sarakina Gorges
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Jony L
Chania Town, Greece17 contributions
Nice hike and beautiful scenery
Aug 2021 • Couples
We started by accidentally drive down to the start of the hike trail. Do not do that. Leave Your car at the church or besides the asphalt road.

You can take a route that is 3km long or a longer one that is about 8km all together.

We did the shorter one. The Gorge was beautiful. If it is a hot weather there can be swarms of flies. They are not bees, wasps or hornets. Only flies.

There is also a lot of climbing through rocks so if You have young children, this may be too difficult hike to do.
Written 11 August 2021
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Paula
Vilnius, Lithuania7 contributions
Great safari tour
Aug 2020
Excellent tour to Sarakina Gorge with professional driver-guide Alex, who told and showed a lot of interesting things on the way. Views were stunning.
Written 9 September 2020
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Rukwind
Rotterdam, The Netherlands46 contributions
Fantastisch
Jul 2020 • Friends
Beautiful canyoning hike with climbing and scrambling. Many crossings via stepping stones. Not suitable for young children. In some places you have to help each other with a push or a hand.
Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. Bathing in the river is possible. Bring drinking water and a towel.
Very nice area without any litter.
Written 29 July 2020
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John W
65 contributions
Just amazing
Feb 2020 • Friends
It wasn't so bad for a big guy like me and I enjoyed it so much ! Just awesome I had an amazing time spend with my friends
Written 12 February 2020
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J v
11 contributions
A challenge
Nov 2019 • Friends
This gorge is less well known than The Samaria and Imbros gorges but nevertheless at least as beautiful or even more beautiful.
You need to be a bit sportive as you have to climb over rocks to find your way through the gorge.
But you will be offered a spectacular view of this gorge.
Do not miss it!
And, if you are by any chance not as sportive, you can always visit the first part and return before the real challenge begins.
Written 23 November 2019
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Blayze C
London, UK180 contributions
Wow
Sep 2019
Not for the faint of heart but amazing!!!! I am scared of heights and had a mini panic at one bit but I got through. I think most would find it simple. Wear good shoes. The rocks are slippery especially if you are wet and it’s hard to not get wet. There are rocks placed through the running water when you need to cross but other parts where it may be tough to not get your feet submerged. We found it much easier to grab a bamboo stick that a littered around to help over the water sections as rocks can be wobbly. Amazing waterfalls, rock formations and caves. Relatively short. Around a two hour round trip. We took the road back which is to the right when you get to the top as did t think I could down some of the rock faces, but it was still amazing. No loos! I would go before or there are a couple of spots where people have obviously used before along the way.
Written 15 September 2019
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clint s
Fareham, UK16 contributions
Brilliant but challenging camber through gorge
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and tackled full extent of gorge we think. We found a number of foot and hand holds cut but think the climbing aids many refer to have fallen into disrepair or been washed away. Only found one scrag of rope no more then 1 metre long. So some significant bouldering needed.
We are fit active 60 year olds and it was fine. But there were some tight squeezes and long stretches for slim shortish people. And we had to wade up to knees a number of times. So this is not an outing for everyone. We'll worth the effort. Keep a careful look out for arrows and aids. They are not obvious and there may be better routes. We never emerged from the gorge at the top and way to road was not obvious. So we came back down gorge. Probably covered the 1.5k each way but tracker wasn't working! Approx 1.5 hours each way. Take water and a snack. There are some beautiful places to stop.
Written 14 June 2019
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DanFizz95
33 contributions
Wonderful
Mar 2019
This gorge keeps its head down. Next to no red tape or infrastructure. We went in March and the weather was perfect for us. The water had yet to dry up so we scrambled up the rocks as far as we could get and tried not to get our feet wet at all. That wasn’t possible in the end so we tip toed through the water in the shade of the steep cliff sides. Take a picnic and clamber through this gorge until you want to stop and turn round again. You can get quite far thanks to some steps carved into the rocks and some savvily positioned branches. It’s only a short (20 mins) walk in and out if you stop as soon as it gets a bit serious. Persevere in finding the entrance - the gorge and the signage are both a bit inconspicuous.
Written 29 March 2019
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pan_viator
Teignmouth, UK181 contributions
A lovely gorge, deep and very narrow with great rock formations
Sep 2018 • Couples
Pefki gorge is deep and narrow and would be difficult if people had not put in climbing aids.
Most of the walk is easy, well marked paths and reasonable footing, but... there are several spots where you need to clamber, scramble, climb ropes, use tree branches as a bridge and generally have a good time being a child on a climbing frame again.
The main problem is that whoever put in the climbing aids had very long legs. I managed OK but my wife is only 5ft 4in and sometimes had to be given a hand because she couldn't reach the next foothold. Children will probably enjoy themselves, parents will worry a bit. We're in our 60s by the way so most people should be fine.
On the way back down again, there is an alternative path that runs along the edge of the gorge before making a steep descent to rejoin the lower path. It's worth taking the alternate path for the views.
Written 1 January 2019
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emmagdeyn
Tebay, UK148 contributions
fantastic place
Oct 2018 • Friends
this really is an excellent place to visit and is great for a bit of a scramble. As other reviewers have said. stout footwear is needed and caution whilst climbing. there are foot holds and ropes but its tricky in places. look for the red marks on the rocks as where to proceed. there is a good car park to park in and a fantastic taverna that brightly decorated on the way up to the gorge and is well worth a visit.
Written 4 November 2018
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