The Trafoulas Gorge is located in the Asterousia Mountain Range in the Prefecture of Heraklion on the southern coast of Crete. It begins in the southeast of the village of Krotos and ends at Trafoulas Beach on the Libyan Sea. Today you can see this place in the film by Giannis Psaroudakis. You can find the film on our website.
The first part of the gorge is very narrow with vertical rocks and amazing geological formations. The locals also refer to this part as Pidimatou Gorge, or Jumping Gorge, because it is so narrow there that goats can jump from one side of the gorge to the other. The second lower part of the Trafoulas Gorge is a little wider and more accessible. It is covered with low shrubs and herbs. To walk this more accessible part, you do not have to go through the entire ravine from the beginning. You can leave your car in the Trafoulas parking lot, located near the port of Agios Faulos, and then walk down the gorge to the beach.