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Gorges and Hiking in Eastern Crete

Pefki Gorge in Makrigialos

 

 
 
A small gorge at the south coast of Crete between Pefki village and the touristic resort of Makri Gialos. The best way to start walking the gorge is from Pefki village, which is 7 kms far from Makri Gialos. There is a clear-sighted path. The only difficulty you may face is to be informed by the inhabitants of Pefki village for the exact entrance of the gorge.

In the beginning the path does not lead you in the gorge, but over it lenthways. After you walk for about 700-800 meters, the path shelves until it leads to the bottom of the gorge.

Its beauty is unique, because it is located in a pine forest and the green colour of the pine will be in front of your eyes as you are walking through the gorge. The wonderful landscape in combination with the sharp rocks undertake you in a pleasant walk through the gorge.

The morphology of this gorge differs radically from the other known gorges of eastern Crete

 
 
View in the gorge (from the desolated mill) to the rock which rules over Pefki village. At the top of the rock you can see the small temple, which is the main feature of the village.
Cliff in combination with the green colour of the pine tree and the light blue of the sky.
The flora is rich along the gorge
The path before you reach at the bottom of the gorge
 
 
 
The scent of the pine tree is very strong and goes with you until you arrive at Makri Gialos
In the middle of the gorge. At the background you see Libyan Sea
Marvelous petrogenesis
The pine trees grown in the rocks
 
 
 
Some views of the gorge
The bottom of the gorge. You also meet plane trees along your walk.
The path is easy to walk. You will not face great difficulties.
 
 
 
At the entrance of the gorge there is a desolated mill
 
 
 
 

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