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Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou)

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Stunning walk but don't underestimate its steepness!

A wonderful walk up a spectacular gorge to a beautiful forest and magical chapel site amongst the... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Impressive hike

Be ready with plenty of water and a camera to explore this amazing gorge. The path starts next to... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

A wonderful walk up a spectacular gorge to a beautiful forest and magical chapel site amongst the highest mountains. Some very steep and scary sections across steep slopes / rockfalls. Don't underestimate the difficulty and length of this walk though- start early in the cool...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eamhair
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Be ready with plenty of water and a camera to explore this amazing gorge. The path starts next to the Eleonas resort and brings you through Rouvas gorge to the amazing church of Agios Joannis. There is no water in the river bed in July/August...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Armed with plenty of water (I froze some water bottles last night, yummy cold water in this heat) and salty peanuts, what a glorious day for a hike. There was enough shade and a welcome breeze that kept us fairly cool. The walk was not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank georgeandstella
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marcgL3085PE
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 !

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Oldtown_crepebar
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CathyT175
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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