Holy Apostles gorge (in Lapathos)

The gorge of the Holy Apostles in Lapathos is located in the south of Mount Dicti, 28km west of Ierapetra and 72km south of Heraklion, in the area of Kato Simi. Its length is about 4km and the elevation difference between the startind and the ending point is about 900m. This is a very rough canyon, which is a perfect challenge for very experienced canyoners.

The canyon starts from the small plateau of Lapathos, near the church of Holy Apostles, and ends on the road connecting the village of Pefkos to Ierapetra.

The gorge has 28 steep descents which require great repelling skills. The highest is 80m, one of the largest in Crete. Also the vertical walls of Lapathos are nesting shelters for many vultures, hawks, crows and other birds, and near the exit of the gorge the vegetation consists mainly of cypress and pine trees.