Gorgeous Gorges!

In Greece there are many exceptionally beautiful gorges scattered throughout various parts of the country, both on the mainland as well as on the islands. The limestones in the mountains helped to create them from rainwater and from snow that had melted. Rare wildflowers sprouted from the inaccessible walls of the gorges, while many birds found safe places to build their nests.
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VISIT GREECE| Sarakina Gorge, #Lasithi - #Crete, #Greece

VISIT GREECE| Sarakina Gorge, #Lasithi - #Crete, #Greece

VISIT GREECE| Kourtaliotiko Gorge, on Crete. Its slopes are full of caves and springs. When the wind blows you can hear clapping sounds – in the local dialect they are called kourtala. This is from where originates the name. #Greece #Crete #gorges #Kourtaliotiko

VISIT GREECE| Kourtaliotiko Gorge, on Crete. Its slopes are full of caves and springs. When the wind blows you can hear clapping sounds – in the local dialect they are called kourtala. This is from where originates the name. #Greece #Crete #gorges #Kourtaliotiko

VISIT GREECE| Vikos Gorge on Pindos Mountains, #Epirus, #Greece (by brickdav).

VISIT GREECE| Vikos Gorge on Pindos Mountains, #Epirus, #Greece (by brickdav).

VISIT GREECE| Acherontas river, the mythical river of Epirus.  Dominated by nuances of green, exciting paths stretch along the river; at times they cross it, as they tread on arched rocky bridges. At a certain point the river narrows between green-clad steep high cliffs that seem to be forming an enormous gate through which the water of the river rushes fiercely; no wonder the legendary name of the spot is “The Gate to the Underworld”.

VISIT GREECE| Acherontas river, the mythical river of Epirus. Dominated by nuances of green, exciting paths stretch along the river; at times they cross it, as they tread on arched rocky bridges. At a certain point the river narrows between green-clad steep high cliffs that seem to be forming an enormous gate through which the water of the river rushes fiercely; no wonder the legendary name of the spot is “The Gate to the Underworld”.

VISIT GREECE| Samaria gorge, Crete. In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m. The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest.

VISIT GREECE| Samaria gorge, Crete. In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m. The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest.

VISIT GREECE| Vouraikos gorge, a sheer beauty of Achaia (near the picturesque and historic town of Kalavrita in Northern Peloponnese) is adorable and visitable with a little help from Odontotos rack railway.

VISIT GREECE| Vouraikos gorge, a sheer beauty of Achaia (near the picturesque and historic town of Kalavrita in Northern Peloponnese) is adorable and visitable with a little help from Odontotos rack railway.

Visit Greece | Vikos Gorge, rafting on a paradise river! #Epirus #Greece #Vikos #rafting

Visit Greece | Vikos Gorge, rafting on a paradise river! #Epirus #Greece #Vikos #rafting

VISIT GREECE| Samaria gorge, Crete. In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m. The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest.

VISIT GREECE| Samaria gorge, Crete. In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m. The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest.

VISIT GREECE| Acherontas river, the mythical river of Epirus.  Dominated by nuances of green, exciting paths stretch along the river; at times they cross it, as they tread on arched rocky bridges. At a certain point the river narrows between green-clad steep high cliffs that seem to be forming an enormous gate through which the water of the river rushes fiercely; no wonder the legendary name of the spot is “The Gate to the Underworld”.

VISIT GREECE| Acherontas river, the mythical river of Epirus. Dominated by nuances of green, exciting paths stretch along the river; at times they cross it, as they tread on arched rocky bridges. At a certain point the river narrows between green-clad steep high cliffs that seem to be forming an enormous gate through which the water of the river rushes fiercely; no wonder the legendary name of the spot is “The Gate to the Underworld”.

VISIT GREECE|  Philosophou Monastery, Lousios Gorge. It is located in the area between Stemnitsa & Zatouna. Since 1997, with its imposing steep rocky sides, it has been characterized as “an area of unified archeological interest” & is protected by the Ministry of Culture. The scenery is lush green, with maple trees, sages, lentisks & holm-oaks hiding the sunlight & turning the gorge into a true oasis of coolness!

VISIT GREECE| Philosophou Monastery, Lousios Gorge. It is located in the area between Stemnitsa & Zatouna. Since 1997, with its imposing steep rocky sides, it has been characterized as “an area of unified archeological interest” & is protected by the Ministry of Culture. The scenery is lush green, with maple trees, sages, lentisks & holm-oaks hiding the sunlight & turning the gorge into a true oasis of coolness!


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VISIT GREECE| Samaria gorge, Crete. In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m. The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest.

VISIT GREECE| Samaria gorge, Crete. In the prefecture of Chania (also written “Hania”), the Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe (total length 16km), and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. It starts from Xylóskalo, at an altitude of 1,230m. The width of the gorge is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest.

The ten-mile-long Vikos Gorge in Epirus Greece, one of Europe's largest, is tough to tackle on foot, but the Balkoni tou Vikou (Vikos' Balcony), is an ideal vantage point from above. http://www.360cities.net/image/vikos-gorge-oksia-location-end-of-trail-greece

The ten-mile-long Vikos Gorge in Epirus Greece, one of Europe's largest, is tough to tackle on foot, but the Balkoni tou Vikou (Vikos' Balcony), is an ideal vantage point from above. http://www.360cities.net/image/vikos-gorge-oksia-location-end-of-trail-greece

Odontotos rack railway

Odontotos rack railway

Sarakina Gorge, Crete, Greece

Sarakina Gorge, Crete, Greece

Litohoro - Mt. Olympus Greece! Trekking is my new found love!

Litohoro - Mt. Olympus Greece! Trekking is my new found love!

Visit Greece| #Athens #Greece

Visit Greece| #Athens #Greece

Parga, Igoumenitsa, Greece

Parga, Igoumenitsa, Greece

Acabo de votar Grecia como el destino más social del mundo en los #SDawards

Acabo de votar Grecia como el destino más social del mundo en los #SDawards

Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece.

Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece.

VISIT GREECE| Edessa, Macedonia/ I'm confused because I'm positive that Macedonia is it's own country.....

VISIT GREECE| Edessa, Macedonia/ I'm confused because I'm positive that Macedonia is it's own country.....

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