Prassano - the gorge of vultures

The Prassano Gorge which starts south of the village of Prasses, offers a 3 hours walk and is considered a miniature of the famous Samaria Gorge.

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It is crossed by the Platanes river and its impressive rock faces and a few rather difficult points of access make this a particularly interesting walk.

 Prassano

Its cliffs are huge and imposing and its inaccessible caves give home to vultures which set off in the mornings, slowly rising and using thermals in the air. Near the village of Prasses is the huge cave of Piatsida which used to have lots of crystals.

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