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The Gorge of Kavi or Iligga



It is another of the densely wooded worth visiting gorges of Sfakia, with high precipices.

From the mountain village of Anopoli you can start walking on the rural-mountain road leading to the White Mountains, while reaching an altitude of 2000 m near their highest summit. After walking for one hour and a half, a small ramification leads rightwards to the Byzantine chapel of the Rood that contains remarkable murals. You can drive up there too.

It takes about 3 hours to walk up to the exit of the gorge, where there is an asphalt road leading from Chora Sfakion to Anopoli. A few meters downwards, there is a very clean beach called Iliggas, where you can enjoy swimming in the Lybian Sea, eat delicacies and stay overnight in the nearby complex.

If you can’t make the above crossing, you can have a global view of the gorge by walking as much as you wish toward the inside of the gorge from its exit on.


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  • Route Duration: 3 Hours




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