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Gorges and Hiking in Eastern Crete

Kapsa - Perivolakia Gorge near Makrigialos



A very beautiful gorge close to the well known monastery of Kapsa in South-eastern Crete near Goudouras Village and Makrigialos.

Kapsa or Perivolakia


The Kapsa Gorge or Pervolakia Gorge is 9 kms far from Makri Gialos and 35 kms far from Sitia. The access is easy, through a very good asphalted road.
In a desolate, wild and dry landscape this very beautiful gorge is shaped. It starts by Kapsa monastery and after 3,5 kms ends to the isolated, traditional settlement Pervolakia. The route is relatively easy to be accessed, though there are some bluff grades that need some more attention when you descend. Though there are signs you have to be careful, when you walk on the bed of the gorge.

You need about 2 hours walking from the start of the gorge to the Pervolakia settlement and about 1.5 hours to return.

The entrance of the gorge is about 100m far from the blue clear waters of Libyan Sea. Refreshing swimming at pebbled beach of Kapsa can go together with your hiking in the gorge.

The gorge the Libyan sea at the backround
The gorgr near Pervolakia village
The gorgre near Pervolakia village
Spring near Pezoulas settlement
The old settlement of Pezoulas, 500m far from Pervolakia at the side of Kapsa Gorge
The gorge the Libyan sea at the backround
The gorge and Kapsa Monastery
Kapsa Monastery at the exit of the Gorge

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