Chavgas Gorge of Lasithi Plateau
Chavgas Gorge is an amazing gorge of rare natural beauty, the unique gorge in Lassithi Plateau (Do not confuse that with the homonym gorge near Kalamafka). Hiking in the upper part of the gorge is difficult even for experienced climbers. The gorge carries water from Katharo Plateau to Lassithi Plateau. It is located between the peaks of Katharios Lakkos (1197 m) and Kefala (1269 m). Its length is about 3-4 km and in some places the sides rise almost vertically to a great height.
The landscape in the canyon is virgin because it is relatively unknown and a very few lucky people decide to visit this. If you decide to hike in that, you can follow the E4 trail starting next to the reservoir of Agios Georgios, near the village of Agios Konstantinos in the Lassithi Plateau.
Chavgas hosts hundreds of species of animals and birds, being a very rich ecosystem, especially the small the small natural lake of the gorge. On the slopes of the mountains there are plenty of trees and herbaceous vegetation. Also, rocks of Chavgas are beautiful, clean and impressive.