Agiofarago – Climbing


A unique climbing experience in one of the most enchanting destinations in Crete. The climbing field of Agiofarago, offers you the opportunity to discover your climbing skills regardless of experience, while enjoying the peaceful landscape.


As our excursion begins, we head south of Heraklion, towards the Asterousia Mountains where the beautiful Monastery of Odigitria  is located, also known as the “Mount Athos” of Crete. After a short stop at the monastery, we arrive at Agiofarago, for climbing.

Agiofarago, which literally means the gorge of the Saints, is a short, but picturesque gorge, which was formerly used as a refuge by the monks of the Odigitria Monastery. It is located approximately 70 km south of Heraklion and it is one of the destinations that one should undoubtedly visit when in Crete!

As a climbing destination, Agiofarago is probably the best location in Crete. With over than 120 secured routes, ranging from really easy to extremely difficult, Agiofarago is suitable for climbing, from children and beginners to advanced climbers! The rock is limestone with excellent grip! Moreover, the view from the cliff is amazing, making Agiofarago an ideal destination for climbers who want to enjoy the incredible scenery of Crete.

After having completed our climb, we will be cooling off with a short swim in the blue- green waters of the canyon’s stunning beach!


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  • The visit to the lovely Odigitria Monastery
  • The crossing of the small, picturesque gorge of Agiofarago
  • The ideal climbing routes
  • The calm climbing experience at the peaceful landscape
  • The stunning views from the crag
  • The amazing beach with the blue-green waters


  • No previous experience is required.
  • The activity is family-friendly for families with children above 6 years old.
  • All the guides/instructors are experienced.
  • All the gear needed is provided and we guarantee that everything is in perfect condition.
  • Climbing shoes are provided upon request.
PricePrice includesPrice excludesWhat to bring
Minimum number of participants, 3 persons
• Experienced, English speaking climbing guide
• Free transport from/to your hotel with our vans. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
• Free Wi-Fi
• Lunch pack (water,energy bar, fruits, juice box)
•Climbing equipment upon request
• Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks etc.)
• Anything that it is not mentioned at the “Price includes” list
• Trekking shoes
• Windproof jacket
• Camera
• Sun Screen
• Hat – sun glasses

Designated Pickup area

Pickup from any hotel within the highlighted area


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