GORGE OF ROZA
Our route begins at the entrance to the gorge. We are about to hike the steep sides of the gorge with its characteristic pink rock.
During our hike you will be able to observe the rocks, wild animals and many different plant species. Further into our climb we come to a spot where we will take a rest and you can admire the breathtaking view.
Our walk continues along the dirt road towards the village of Ano Kera where we stop for a refreshing drink before continuing on to Kato Kera passing the Kera Kardiotissa convent.
Our driver will then take us to our last destination of the day Krasi village with its well know plane tree that has estimated age of more than two millenniums.
The Wild Beauty of Crete
The gorge of Roza has three particular characteristics.
The first is its geological formations that visitors can admire.
The second is the impressive number of griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) that live there.
And the third is the unique panorama that we will have the chance to admire at the end of the gorge.
We will also visit the monastery of Kera Kardiotisa, whose pilgrimage takes place each year on 8 September. This monastery is known for its “miraculous” icon of Theotokos.A the present the holy icon is nailed inside the monastery and everyone can see it. The monastery is mentioned since 1333 AD in Constantinople archives. Nowadays it functions as a nunnery.
Also in the region is located the dam of Aposelmi which is the largest of Crete with a capacity of 25 million cubic meters. It engulfed the village Sfedili.
Days: Daily all year
Route Lenght: 6Km
Gorge Lenght: 2750 m
Type: 2 (Few Difficult Spots)
Not recommended for people with vertigo
Not for children
Price: 65 Euro per person