Etia – Perivolakia Gorge – Kapsa Monastery

Sunday 16th June 2024

A beautiful hike in eastern Crete.

We start from the Venetian settlement of Etia, at 510m a.s.l. and we follow a dirt road until we reach the abandoned monastery of Agia Sofia on a nice plateau. The dirt road leads us to the picturesque villages of Ano and Kato Perivolakia, where we have a rest.

We continue along the Perivolakia Gorge, an impressive and at times steep gorge, surrounded by vertical rock walls. We end in the small Kapsa Monastery. The day ends with a cool swim in the sea.

Leader: Konstantina Aretaki  •  Hiking Hours: 5  •  Difficulty Rate: 1

Departure: 07:30 from the Archaeological Museum.

Information – Registration: Monday to Friday, 20:00 – 22:00, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, Heraklion, telephone number: 2810227609.


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