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The gorges of Crete - Samaria gorge

How to go to Samaria-gorge? The Samariá Gorge is a National Park of Greece since 1962 on the island of Crete – a major tourist attraction of the island. White Mountains’ National Park, which lies on the southern side of Chania prefecture and is a wonderful place for hikers, is the only national park in Crete. It centres around the Samariá gorge, at an altitude of 1,200m and continues down to Ayia Rouméli, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the surrounding slopes and a number of smaller...

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Neraidospilios cave - Astrakiano Gorge

In the gorge of Astrakia, north of the bridge of Astraki, is the cave Neraidospilios. According to archaeologist Paul Foret, it was the sanctuary of Athena Tertiary. This adjective is related to the ancient Greek name of the river Karteros, meaning Triton, who was born in the sanctuary of the goddess. In the cave is one of the springs of the aqueduct of Astrakia, which supplied part of the water that was necessary for the city of Heraklion at the beginning of the 20th century. The Astrakian...