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Prassano Gorge

This Gorge, the most impressive of its kind in the prefecture of Rethymno, is part of the Natura 2000. It begins from the northern end of the valley of Potami Dam and ends before the village of Platanias. It can be traversed only in the summer.

It is characterized by its high cliff walls which host rare species of Cretan flora and fauna. The vegetation varies from north to south. The gorge is considered to be an important habitat for migratory bird species due to its vegetation. At its exit, just before the sea, there is a beautiful old bridge. The whole area includes also a large coastal section east of Rethymno. 

Estimated duration: 4 hours            Difficulty: 2                Distance: 6 km
Prassano gorge
Prassano gorge
Prassano gorge

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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