The Roza gorge got its name from the colours of the rocks of this canyon. The impressive rocks of the Roza gorge are rose and red. The downhill route of this gorge is spectacular, the view is even better than the Samaria gorge. It is a deeply carved canyon with many different plants and flowers. In the early morning you have an excellent view, you can even see the sea far away. You can start at the bottom of the gorge in the village Gonies, near Mohos and Avdou (the road to the Lassithi plateau). From Gonies begins the hike in the gorge upwards. You can also start your hike through the gorge from the village Kera, the last village before the Lassithi plateau.