Astrakiano Gorge

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

A beautiful hike that is very close to the city of Heraklion. In green and cool surroundings, we let the small river lead our way.

We start from the village of Myrtia, where we have the option to visit the Kazantzakis Museum. Then we enter the Astrakiano gorge. Our first stop is by the magic Neraidospilio (= the cave of fairies!). Then we hike along the watercourse and reach the end of this gorge.

We take the same way back, past Neraidospilio, and we end up in the village of Astraki, where we get on the bus. We finish our day with a swim at a nearby beach.

This hike is suitable for newbies and children accompanied by their children.

Leader: Yannis Kelesis  •  Hiking Hours: 5  •  Difficulty Rate: 1

Departure: 08:30 from the Archaeological Museum.

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

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