Photographer's Note

Lasithi Prefecture is the less known, less travelled and discovered prefecture from all 4 of Crete, and in my opinion that's where exactly where its "charm" lies. Many secrets to be discovered by a traveller with time and love for exploration.

One of these secret is this beautiful gorge, called "Sarakina" located about 25 km to the west of my hometown, Ierapetra. You' ll have to take the west exit of the town, heading to Myrtos. You pass right beside this village and after 2-3 km you 'll turn right towards a village called Mythoi. About 3-4 km after Mythoi you will find the exit of the gorge. You'll have to go through a very narrow path in order to enter the gorge, which is relatively small and pretty easy to cross, as long as you are careful with the slippery rocks at some points. There is a small river crossing it and if you go all the way you will find some small waterfalls and tiny lakes.

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