Eligia Gorge – Kapetaniana

This week our hike is scheduled on Saturday and not on Sunday due to the Euro-election. So, on Saturday, May 24th we are crossing the Eligia Gorge in the south of Crete by the village of Kapetaniana.

We start from Kapetaniana and after an hour walk on a dirt road and a path we enter the gorge and start our via ferrata route on the west bank of it. Our crossing takes about 4 hours and ends at the beach of Agios Ioannis and then we use 4WD vehicles to return to Kapetaniana, for a snack or coffee.

This via ferrata crossing is the first one in Greece, completed in 2013.

The gorge is very beautiful, with colourful rock formations.

See pictures from last year.

Leader: Yannis Bromirakis • Hiking hours: 5 • Difficulty Rate: 2+
Departure: 08.00 am from the Archaeological Museum.

Information: Monday to Thursday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810-227609.

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