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Sarakina Gorge

The Sarakina Gorge (also Myrtos Canyon, after the nearby coastal village of Myrtos) is a canyon in the southeastern part of Crete, Greece. It is located about 15 km west of Ierapetra and a few kilometres upcountry of Myrtos, near the small village of Mithi.

The canyon can be accessed from the lower end as well as from the upper end. The lower end of the canyon is somewhat easier to locate, while the canyon's transit from the upper end is easier to manage – the entrance into the canyon is hard to find in both cases, because it was not made touristy accessible yet.

The level of difficulty of a transition is medium, although one single transit takes only about 1-1/2 hours, as you have to walk in the river at some parts and a few stone steps have to be scrambled. Otherwise belaying with a climbing equipment is not necessary.

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