Explore the oasis of Neraidospilios


Heraklion Area

A hike along the lake & a gorge

Neraidospilios Cave

Traveling to Crete is an adventure. Even staying in Heraklion, Crete’s largest city, you have the opportunity to experience Crete’s amazing landscape at first hand. One of the nearest options is the cave “Neraidospilios” located about 20 km southeast of Heraklion. You will find one possible starting point in the village of Astraki. Starting at this point, you are able to walk along the river “Karteros”, pursuing a series of small gorges and ending in the village of Karteros. You will meet an amazing nature site, a combination of water, plants and rocks. This hike along nature’s diversity is easy to walk. Beforehand make sure to wear long pants and comfortable shoes!



Look for the amazing stone carved figures! There is three different located at the beginning of Neraidospilios cave.