The path for the gorge of Agios Nikolaos starts from Zaros lake and passes by many interesting sights and places. This is the most important gorge of Psiloritis and central Crete and took its name from the homonymous Byzantine church in the south entrance. This is an ecosystem with rich flora and fauna, smaller gorges and interesting geological formations and cliffs of rare beauty.
About 2,5 kilometers down the path you will find the entrance to the gorge which leads to the amazing forest of Rouvas, one of the few oak forests in Greece. There you will find the Agios Ioannis (St. John) church.
Total length: 11,2km
Route duration: 4h & 30min
Suggested visiting period: April to October
Route difficulty factors: Relatively easy route
Signaling system: Ε4
Altitude: 1100 meters