The 10 best places for canyoning in Greece, 4 of them on Crete

Canyoning is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming.

Although hiking down a canyon that is non-technical, (canyon hiking) is often referred to as canyoneering, the terms canyoning and canyoneering are more often associated with technical descents — those that require abseils (rappels) and ropework, technical climbing or down-climbing, technical jumps, and/or technical swims. Ellines.com chose 10 canyons in Greece either easy or harder that will make you want to have the experience of canyoning.

6. The Gorge of Ha – Lasithi

In Crete there are plenty of destinations for your sports activities. This is for experts only. The famous gorge with vertical walls is home to rare species of birds and is particularly attractive in spring, when there is water for doing leaps. Warning: It is dangerous after storms.

7. Kavousi – Heraklion

The small, narrow gorge with the red walls is particularly impressive in spring, when there is water.

8. Tsoutsouros – Heraklion

Ideal for beginners, this small gorge is very well secured.

9. Rodakino B – Rethymno

A dry gorge, dense and very narrow after the half route, with beautiful rocky formations.

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