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Gorges and Hiking in Eastern Crete

Kato Zakros - Xerokambos: Xerokambos Gorge



A small but impressive gorge 1 Km far from the Xerokambos beaches.

Xerokambos gorge is located at a deserted and rocky area between Ano Zakros and the touristic region of Xerokambos. Its entrance is located 500m far from the sea, 1 km northern from the settlement.

On your way from Zakros to Xerokambos on your left you can see the shape of the gorge. Its total length is not more than 2-3 kms.

The gorge is easily accessed at its first kilometer. Then it is divided into two. Its left part stops in a few meters, but its right one is to be accessed for almost 1.5 kms. This part is difficult in its cross, because there is no clear-sighted path and there are a lot of rocks and bushes which hinder the access. The gorge ends very close in the middle of the way from Zakros to Xerokambos.
The entrance of the gorge
Small cave near the entrance
Xerokambos gorge seen from above
Landscape between Xerokambos and Zakros
The region near Xerokambos gorge

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