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The Gorge of Prases



A small but very beautiful and wild gorge with significant altitude differences from the entrance to the exit, due to which the walk in the gorge is sideling enough and takes place among small or bigger rocks and under very impressive precipitous escarpments.

You reach the beginning of the gorge via the asphalt road leading from the crossroads of Petra Seli to the plateau of Omalos (Chania – Sougia route) and about 1 km from the entrance to the detour of Omalos. On the nearby dirt road, there is a 1-km long pathway leading to Platanos after about 15 minutes, a densely wooded area with plane trees and ferns and full of water sources.

You thus enter the main portion of the gorge and exit the gorge after walking for two hours on the rural road leading from the village of Prases in Kydonia (31 km distant from Chania, at an altitude of 480 m) to the village of Skidia rightwards. You need another 40 minutes’ walk before reaching Prasse if you do not have any vehicle at your disposal.


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  • Route Duration: 2 Hours




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