1Sarakina गोर्ज के नीचेदक्षिण पूर्व क्रेते में Sarakina कण्ठ

बस से पहले हम इस साल हमारी यात्रा पर बंद सेट, मैंने ध्यान दिया एक तस्वीर on face­book, pos­ted by a “page” I fol­low called Vis­it­I­era­petra. It was a photo of a beau­ti­ful look­ing fresh-water gorge, appar­ently very near to Iera­petra in South-East Crete. Hav­ing vis­ited Iera­petra over 20 times and hav­ing friends who live there, I thought I’d prob­ably seen all of the loc­al high­lights, but I’d nev­er heard of this gorge. A bit of research on google indic­ated that the gorge wasn’t par­tic­u­larly well known, at least to Eng­lish speak­ers. I gathered togeth­er what inform­a­tion I could and made a vow to find the place.

Sarakina कण्ठAfter sev­er­al days get­ting settled back in Crete we set off to find the gorge. I had a sus­pi­cion that I knew where the trek star­ted as a couple of years pre­vi­ously we’d dis­covered a river a short dis­tance from Iera­petra, and with fresh water being fairly rare in August in South-East Crete it seemed the logic­al place to start. Luck­ily it turned out to be the right place. The gorge called Sarak­ina Gorge, but is also known as Myr­tos Canyon and to loc­als as Sarantapi­hos. On google maps the river is labelled as “Myr­tos Pot­amos” (अर्थात. Myr­tos River) although it is more cor­rectly called Kri­opot­amos.

कुछ सलाह इससे पहले कि आप बंद सेट

You will need foot­wear that you would con­sider suit­able for a “scramble”; I wouldn’t recom­mend flip-flops for example! समान रूप से, आप पानी में अपने पैरों को मिलने की संभावना है, so expens­ive shoes or train­ers might not be the most sens­ible option either. I wore some “flossy shoes” which are effect­ively plim­solls.

There are a few parts which would be a con­sid­er­able chal­lenge to any­one with a ser­i­ous fear of heights, young chil­dren, any­one with a phys­ic­al dis­ab­il­ity, or any­one eld­erly. I would sug­gest the route is prob­ably doable for any healthy indi­vidu­al aged 8 सेवा मेरे 70, but I’d exer­cise con­sidered judge­ment at both ends of that scale.

जॉर्ज के नीचेवहाँ कैसे पहुंचें

इसलिए, before I go any fur­ther I’ll give some clear dir­ec­tions (रास्ते से) to the bot­tom of the gorge, as I haven’t been able to find any in Eng­lish any­where else. कण्ठ बस पर है 4 miles from the vil­lage of Myr­tos. From Iera­petra drive West along the South coast on the main road (called “Iera­petra-Arkalo­chori­ou” on TomTom, and called “Epar.Od. Pachi­as Amou — Gdo­chia” on Google Maps).  Pass through Gra Ligia and Stomio and con­tin­ue towards the vil­lage of Myr­tos (loc­ated 8½ miles West of Iera­petra). Just as you enter Myr­tos you cross a river­bed on a bridge. This is the river­bed that the water would flow down, but it doesn’t reach the coast as it is col­lec­ted upstream, pre­sum­ably for agri­cul­tur­al usage. Whilst it would be pos­sible to walk up the river­bed (or the road along­side it) this would be sev­er­al miles in the hot sun, so I’d recom­mend stay­ing in the car for now.

Fol­low the main road past Myr­tos which curves away to the North (दांई ओर), back up into the moun­tains. 0.85 miles after cross­ing the river­bed by Myr­tos you will see signs for a right turn towards the vil­lage of Mythi. There is also a sign in Greek and Eng­lish point­ing to the gorge. Fol­low this road, और बाद में 1.6 miles you will pass through the vil­lage of Mythi. Con­tin­ue along the road, which will still have sign­posts to the gorge. Mythi के बाद सड़क फिर से ड्रॉप करने के लिए शुरू होता है. After anoth­er 0.65 miles the road appears to be cross­ing the river­bed again and start­ing to wind back up. यहाँ, बाईं तरफ, is a gravel park­ing area and some con­crete struc­tures. You should also be able to hear run­ning water. बजरी क्षेत्र पर पार्क. Con­grat­u­la­tions, आप शुरू में आ चुके हैं!

एक मैं भी कर दिया है गूगल नक्शा to help intrep­id explorers

कण्ठ पांव मार

घाटी के लिए चलने के पहले भागएक बार जब आप खड़ी गए (and had a look at the con­crete con­struc­tion that “dis­ap­pears” the river itself into a hole) आप कण्ठ के ऊपर बंद सेट कर सकते हैं. वहाँ पेड़ उन पर फांसी के साथ कार पार्क की बाएं हाथ की ओर कुछ कदम उठाए हैं. इन चढ़ना और शीर्ष पर (केवल वहाँ रहे हैं 30 या ऐसा कदम) पथ सही बदल जाता है, par­al­lel to the river. You can fol­low this for a couple of hun­dred metres. After this the scram­bling begins.

I sus­pect it is pos­sible to walk the gorge without get­ting one’s feet wet (कम से कम अगस्त में), but to do so would be quite a chal­lenge. With the tem­per­at­ure in the 30’s and appro­pri­ate foot­wear we opted to walk in the water in some places. वहाँ भी कुछ स्थानों पर जहां एक बड़े बोल्डर हैं (3–4m high) must be scaled – in these places con­sid­er­able hand and foot holds have been cut well into the rock.

The route isn’t always obvi­ous (although in a 10m wide canyon there isn’t much search­ing to be done) but there are faint yel­low arrows painted in quite a few loc­a­tions, और चट्टानों कि मार्ग का हिस्सा हैं पर लाल वर्गों चित्रित. इन का प्रयोग (and the obvi­ous carved foot holds) makes find­ing the best route rel­at­ively straight for­ward.

चारों ओर 500 मीटर के बाद (मेरी ओर से एक बहुत मोटा अनुमान) you reach the only decent depth part of the river in this part of the gorge – a pool which is around 7m wide by 8m long and 2m deep at its deep­est point. यह एक डुबकी के लिए जाने के लिए अगर आप ऐसा करने की इच्छा सबसे अच्छी जगह है. Also, यहां के बाद वहाँ मुश्किल भागों जो मदद करने के लिए एक रस्सी है के एक जोड़े हैं. If you have any less con­fid­ent mem­bers in your group this would be a good place to stop before head­ing back. If you’re con­fid­ent enough on the rope there is only a couple of hun­dred metres to go before you emerge from the gorge into a more gentle val­ley where the river is slower and there are lots of trees and plants. इस रूप में दूर के रूप में हम चला गया है.

I under­stand that we walked the “first” of 3 parts of the gorge. The second part is the gentle val­ley area with the tree and plants (espe­cially bam­boo).  After this there is appar­ently a third part of the gorge which has much deep­er water, where swim­ming might be required.घाटी की सूई पूल

2014 अद्यतन

अगस्त मैं 2014 I returned to Sarak­ina gorge with 4 दोस्तों. इस साल वहाँ कण्ठ में सब पर लगभग पानी नहीं था, भले ही हम में के रूप में लगभग एक ही तिथि पर चला गया 2013. We all climbed up the rope at the end of the first sec­tion and explored fur­ther. The second sec­tion is very easy as it is just a gentle stroll along a wide flat river­bed with part of the walk along a dirt road. इस के अंत में वहाँ एक कांटा जहां है 2 नदियों में शामिल होने के. हम एक कांटा के आसपास 200 मीटर का पता लगाया. The west­ern (बायां हाथ) fork quickly becomes very dif­fi­cult to fol­low whilst the east­ern (दायाँ हाथ) fork con­tin­ues to be wide and gentle. It is pos­sible to walk back along the dirt road up to a paved road, और वहां से वापस कण्ठ की शुरुआत करने के लिए पक्की सड़क के साथ. We did not explore any fur­ther, but hav­ing done some more research I am hop­ing to explore the east­ern fork much fur­ther in 2015.

में 2014 I again walked in plim­solls. My bet­ter half wore her beach shoes, and anoth­er mem­ber of our party did the full walk in his flip-flops. जब पानी का स्तर कम है (अर्थात. in sum­mer) these kinds of foot­wear are suit­able, although prop­er san­dals would be the ideal. Oth­er reviews I have read insist on prop­er walk­ing shoes being the answer but I assume these must be refer­ring to much earli­er in the year when there is a lot more water and it is neces­sary to take a more chal­len­ging route along the sides of the canyon.

अन्य साइटों

ट्रिप एडवाइजर पर समीक्षा (includ­ing 2 मेरे द्वारा)
Cretan समुद्र तटों
हंस Huisman के क्रेते पृष्ठों
वेब क्रेते
Des­tin­a­tion Crete

तुम क्या सोचते हो? हमें एक टिप्पणी के नीचे छोड़! आप सदस्यता के लिए चाहते हैं, तो ऊपर दाईं ओर मेनू पर लिंक का उपयोग करें सदस्यता लें. आप नीचे दिए गए सामाजिक लिंक का उपयोग करके अपने दोस्तों के साथ इस साझा कर सकते हैं. चियर्स.

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