Gorge of Zoniana

The Gorge of Zoniana in the prefecture of Rethymno is located south of the village Zoniana and considered one of the most accessible gorges.

Starting at an altitude of 950 meters and ending at the homonymous village at an altitude of 650 meters, the Gorge of Zoniana is surrounded by wild natural landscape passing through the rock layers, while many trees have grown vertically into the slopes of its narrow points.

The river Oaxis is passing through the Gorge of Zoniana; full-flowing in the spring, it becomes completely dry in summer.

In the final section of the gorge near the village, the walls open, creating a narrow valley.

The Gorge of Zoniana is easily accessible and safe for hiking, even for “beginners”, as its slopes are gentle.