Crete Day 2 — Sarakina Gorge

For our second day of hiking, we drove one hour away, passing through Ierapetra, Myrtos, and Mythi on our way to Sarakina Gorge.  Sarakina Gorge had even more impressive narrows than Kritsa.  We were unable to find our way into the upper canyon but still enjoyed the hike immensely.  On the loop portion of the hike back, we happened to pass by wild grapes so we picked a couple bunches and it gave us an amazing boost in the midst of the intense heat.  To cool off, I also took a dip in the Myrtos River, which flows quite nicely beyond the end of the lower gorge.  So far, we have been very impressed with our first two canyons in Crete.

The 2nd Narrows of Sarakina Gorge
The 2nd Narrows of Sarakina Gorge
Breathtaking scenery within the narrows of Sarakina Gorge
Breathtaking scenery within the narrows of Sarakina Gorge