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Kapsas Gorge or Perivolakia Gorge at Makris Gialos

The entrance of the gorge of Kapsas or Perivolakia is found at a distance of 9 kilometers far from Makrys Gialos at the East and 35 kilometers Southern to Sitia, just beside the homonymous Monastery and at a distance of some hundred meters from the beach of Kapsas at the Libyan Sea.

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The gorge is some 3,5 kilometers long and ends up at the traditional village of Perivolakia. The total route is a 3,5 to 4 hours walking, 2 to 2,30 hours of walking up and one hour and a half to return. It is a rather easy hiking, as there are only a few steep parts, where the hiker should be very cautious. The route is sufficiently signaled. The most characteristic feature of this gorge is that, contrary to the rest of the gorges in Crete and elsewhere, the environment is very dry and barren. If you decide to hike the gorge, it is recommended to have firstly a swim at the beach of Kapsas and then start walking up until you arrive to Perivolakia. There you can rest and have a coffee or refreshment and, if you are not very tired, you may visit the small settlement of Pezoulos at a distance of 500 meters far from the village. At Pezoulos you will see the old traditional houses, very well preserved. After you have relaxed, you may start walking back and arrive to the beach after you have walked for approximately one hour and a half. At the beach you may have a swim and, of course, your lunch.

Access to the gorge is possible following the sealed road from Makrygialos to Goudouras, up to the entrance of the gorge.
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