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Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou)

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No water there in summer apparently but a very nice walk if you do want to see a gorge and not walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marc G
Rare forest!!!

Amazing cretan earth! its one of the place in the island that is so beautifull and wild... in... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Agia Galini, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No water there in summer apparently but a very nice walk if you do want to see a gorge and not walk for hours as for Samaria gorge. We walked for 3 hours (go and return), did not do the whole path but it was...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Amazing cretan earth! its one of the place in the island that is so beautifull and wild... in heart of creta at the roots of psiloritis !

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

I have walked Rouvas Gorge on three occasions. Once when it started to rain we had to return because rocks were falling on us from high above and twice in hot dry conditions. It is a fairly challenging walk and not really suitable for children....More

1  Thank 384marketam
Reviewed September 24, 2017

A great walk, but it can be hot. Not particularly well maintained but as long as you are careful it is very rewarding

Thank hen3ryford
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Probably best not to attempt this gorge walk on such a hot day. I struggled due to the heat. It was slightly disappointing on arrival at the 'top', as there was no view and I then realised the best bit was the journey there. So...More

Thank franandgret
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We went on the walk on a hot day in July from Zaros lake through the Rouvas forest. There was no trouble finding Zaros lake, parking or finding the path. Beware, at this time, the stream and waterfall will be completely dried up. However the...More

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed May 29, 2017

The first half of the walk is not too arduous, the views are nice and there are many different plants and flowers to see. Lots of goats too. From the waterfall (a trickle when we went), it is a steep climb and the path ran...More

1  Thank ARichard581
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Three of us hiked the gorge last Friday on a perfectly beautiful day. Spring wildflowers are in full bloom; even the wild Cala lillies are still in full bloom at higher elevations. The holly forest and Oleander trees are worth the walk by themselves. Be...More

Thank Johnsotr
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Nice walk and a good length. You really do need good boots as reviews suggest. Rocks are large and sharp. Saw several people starting out in flip flops..... bonkers! Problem is that the path becomes very narrow with big drops near the top and gravel...More

1  Thank Colin_and_Jay
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We started our walk through the gorge from the small lake above Zaros. It took us a bit more than 5 hours to walk through the gorge and back. Including numerous breaks to enjoy the views and splendid environment (e.g. a goat standing on a...More

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