Sitia, Makrigialos, Ierapetra... Everything about East Crete...



Gorges and Hiking in Eastern Crete

Karoumes Gorge in Palekastro

 

 
 
Karoumes Gorge in Palekastro

 

Palekastro : Karoumes gorge

3.5km - 1.5 hours walking

The Chochlakies or Karoumes Gorge lies in the far east of the island, 8 kms southern from Palekastro on the way to Zakros and gets across the village of Chochlakies to the beautiful Bay of Karoumes.

 

The gorge winds in a right-left curve along the steep cliffs. At the end is the reward: the lonely but beautiful beach of Karoumes where trees give shady resting places.

The walk through the gorge, leading mainly through the riverbed, takes about two hours' time, starting from the village Chochlakies and another two hours' time for the return journey to Chochlakies. In springtime you must be prepared for some rock climbing in order to get round the pools of water.

You can also start the walk from the village of Agathias below Palekastro. The route is: Palekastro - Agathias - Plativola Plateau - Skinias Beach - Karoumes Beach - Karoumes Gorge - Chochlakies - Palekastro. When you reach Chochlakies, take the bus back to Palekastro (or Sitia, or Zakros).

This second route takes about 4 hours.

 
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Plants on the rocks !
Karoumes in spring
Chochlakies is on the way from Palekastro to Zakros
 
 
 
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
After the gorge you can swim at the blue-clear waters of the pristine beach of Karoumes
If there is much rain, the gorge is hardly accessed
Enjoying the feast of colors in the gorge
Entrance of Karoumes Gorge
 
 
 
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Palekastro : Karoumes gorge
Chochlakies Village. To Chochlakies or Karoumes Gorge
Olive grove by the village Hochlakies,near the gorge
 

 

 

 
 

Cretan Creations NETWORK: The guide of Crete | Greek Directory | Hotels on Crete | Accommodation Directory
East Crete Business Catalog | Real Estate Directory
Hotels and accommodation in Crete: Hotels Villas Apartments Studios Rooms to rentThe greek business directory (in Greek language)The comlete Crete Travel Guide
Web Design - Search engine Optimization - Dynamic ContentAdd your sale or rental Property for Free!!
Copyright © 2003 - 2017 www.crete-today.com - All Rights Reserved. Created by Cretan Creations