From Portugal to Greece – The majestic Gorge of the Dead in Crete

Greece is a country that wherever a person is found, they will see amazing creations of nature that magnetize the eyes. This also applies to its gorges, which are majestic and take the breath away of every visitor.
The long and narrow paths surrounded by huge rocks create a unique experience for the people who will cross them and the legend still grows in Crete when the most popular of them is called the Gorge of the Dead. Although many assume that it got its name because those who tried to cross it died, in reality the explanation is different.

, From Portugal to Greece – The majestic Gorge of the Dead in Crete

The caves that have formed in the rocks that surround the path were used by the ancient Minoans as burial sites for their dead. Relatives, or even friends, climbed the rocks, carrying the dead on their backs and often risking their own lives. For this reason, the present gorge received this name.

, From Portugal to Greece – The majestic Gorge of the Dead in Crete

It is also worth mentioning that the gorge is located in eastern Crete, in the prefecture of Lassithi, at a distance of about 100 km southeast of Agios Nikolaos, after the village of Ano Zakros and is the last part of the European Trail E4. This path starts from Portugal, reaches Greece through the north and ends south in Crete, ending at Kato Zakros and crossing the entire southern Mediterranean.

, From Portugal to Greece – The majestic Gorge of the Dead in Crete

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