Ha Gorge in Ierapetra
It is considered the fifth most beautiful gorge in Europe and one of the wildest gorges in Crete, a rare morphological phenomenon of nature, probably caused by tectonic earthquake. Ha Gorge in the area of Ierapetra, in front of the beautiful village of Vassiliki is the so-called "King of Cretan Gorges". It has a height of 700 m and a basis opening of 8 m. The intense parallel colors on the rocks are impressive and it remains a virgin environment who still finds its formation prohibitive for exploration or development. The entrance of the gorge is very narrow, about 3 m and opens on the top. Its width in many parts is only 30 cm and in others no more than 3 m. To the left and right stand huge stone walls 200 – 400 m high. Its length is about 1 km. A great activity for hiking to explore as right before the entrance there is a pond, created by a small waterfall that comes from another lake above. This is not visible from the root of the mountain but you can marvel at it once you climb a few rocks carefully.