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Chania Gorges

Apart from the imposing Samaria Gorge, Chania area includes several more gorges which are smaller in size, but as beautiful as the aforementioned. Their crossing constitutes a unique experience for visitors.

Nibros gorge is 6-7 km long and is one of the narrowest and deepest in the country. At some points its two slopes have just two meters distance from each other and its depth is 300m. In other parts they come so close that you cannot see the sky. Cypress and other trees, holm-oaks grow here on the slopes and depth of the gorge. The roadway leading to Chora of Sfakia goes through the gorge.

Topoliano gorge is 1.500m long. It has very high, vertical slopes where you will be able to see many cavitary hollows. One of them is the explored Aghia Sofia cave at an altitude of 80m. It is located on the right side of the road that passes through the gorge. It is full of stalactites and stalagmites of amazing formations. The cave is also of archeological interest as scientists found there conches from the Neolithic Era.

Anopoli gorge is located between Anopoli and Aradena ends up in Dialiskari beach (7km long)

Epanochori, the lush green Aghia Irini gorge which ends up in Sougia beach (4 hours route). There is a way from Aghia Irini (12km) that leads to Omalos.

Theriso. The imposing Eleftherios Venizelos gorge connecting the village with Chania. The road goes through the gorge which was used as base of Cretan rebels.

Malaxa, is the small gorge (400m deep) located close to the village.

Paleochora is the small Anidri - Gianiskari gorge (30 minutes route).

 

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