The magnificent village of Gonies is situated on the foot of the Lassithiotika Mountains at an altitude of 290metres, amidst luxuriant vegetation.

It is an astonishing oasis for nature lovers, wanderers and explorers of natural beauties, as it starts from one of the most important gorges on Crete, Ampelos.


The gorge is 6kilometres long; the verdant environment of acorn woods, holm-oak trees and abundant waters completes the picture of absolute beauty. The gorge ends at the windmills of Seli Ambelou (entrance to the plateau of Lassithi). All those features of Gonies make up a fabulous landscape with a panoramic view, offered for explorations and relaxing wanders. There are also caves, adorned with stalactites and stalagmites.

During the celebration of Our Lord on 5th of August and of The Holy Mother on the 14th and 15th of August, you can actively participate and be one with the inhabitants.

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