Sarakina gorge is a small but impressive gorge close to Mithi village on the south-east side of Dikti mountain range. This narrow gorge has water almost all year round, offering a fun and refreshing activity during the summer months!

Our adventurous and refreshing day starts from Sarakina’s south entrance! From there we shall pass the small dam to reach its narrowest parts and the steep vertical walls of 150m height. In Sarakina we shall have the chance to scramble at places (easy climbs – nothing technical). Depending from the water level we shall need to walk into the riverbed or even to swim in the small ponds or under one of its beautiful waterfalls!

When the Kryopotamos river flattens and the vegetation starts we shall have a small break under the Plane and Pine trees. To return back, we shall retrace our pace to enjoy the gorge from a different angle.   

Equipment needed

  • Daypack
  • trekking
  • shoes or sport shoes, (two pairs of shoes, one for the river trek)
  • thick socks
  • t-shirt
  • shorts
  • swimming suit
  • towel
  • water bottle
  • hat
  • sun cream
  • sunglasses.

Important note:  Please bear in mind that this Adventurous excursion is ideal for Families. However, due to the nature of this particular excursion, children should be older than 6 years old.

Meeting Point (for those who do not need Transfer from/to the Hotel)

Cafe at Mithi village (View on Google Maps)



ParticipationPrice per person
excluding Transfer
Price per person
including Transfer
2-3 pax€100€140
4-5 pax€90€115
6-8 pax€75€90

Above prices include:

  • Experienced guide from Cretan Adventures™
  • Walking Sticks
  • Helmets (only for the River Trek)
  • Water bottle
  • Light snack
  • First aid kit
  • Third-Party insurance
  • All taxes

Not included in above prices:

  • All meals
  • Coffees and drinks
  • Entrance fees in sites of interest (archaeological sites, monasteries, churches, etc)
  • Other personal expenses

Need more information?

Get in touch with us either by email or, when in-house at the reception, in order to enquire about more information.