Asfendou Gorge in Sfakia Crete
This gorge is one of the many in Sfakia Crete, starting from deserted hamlet of Asfendou that currently houses some local sheep herders. Ideal gorge for hiking whereas along the canyon runs a passable but steep trail, parallel to the streambed. In many places the Libyan sea is visible.The vegetation in Asfendou is not as dense, as in other canyons in the province of Sfakia. You will meet the Cave of the Shepherd. Shortly before reaching the deserted village Kolokasia, it is worth visiting the wall painted cavernous church of St. Anthony. Kolokasia is one of the finest examples of authentic traditional Cretan architecture, with arches dividing the houses into 4 parts. There are also two chapels still surviving, dedicated to St. George and Virgin Mary.