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Sarakina Gorges, Mirtos
Categories: Outdoor Activities
Hike through narrow Sarakina Gorges featuring rich vegetation, colorful stonewalls, gurgling river, and several ponds ideal for a cooling dip. The gorge is 1.5 km (0.9 mi) long, 3 m (10 ft) wide at its narrowest point with walls rising up to 150 m (492 ft). Legend has it that one of the giants got thirsty and when he bent down to drink from the river, his beard cut through the mountains creating the canyon. Join an organized group if you don’t feel confident exploring the gorge on your own. Though the hike is not extremely challenging, it still includes a lot of walking through the stream and over slippery rocks. You might also have difficulties finding the entrance into the gorge on your own. Arrange your visit to Sarakina Gorges and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mirtos using our Mirtos itinerary builder.
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Kloof is een heel leuke activiteit, de ideale mix van af en toe wat spanning en ontspanning! Wij hadden onze bergschoenen aan en waren hier wel blij om. Wanneer je goed rondkijkt kun je heel wat prach... read more »Gap is a very fun activity, the ideal mix of some tension and relaxation! We had our mountain shoes and were happy to be here. When you look carefully around you can detect a lot of pomp and circumstance of nature! Highly recommended, even for novice sportsmen:)show original
We walked there from Myrthos village. It is nice trip around 13 km. There was no water ať the time of our visit But we enjoyed the trip .
M first time in the gorges. Fantastic uniqueness for the view. The energies from the mountains. Really love it a must to do.
Gert MaatBeautiful short Gorge with fun climbing and scrambling. Also nice to visit with children.show original
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