Welcome to Ha Gorge

In this web site you can find very useful information about the Ha Gorge (Ha Canyon), and Monastiraki Village.
We will inform you how to visit the entrance of the gorge, where to stay, where to eat and much more.
Feel free to contact us for any question you have.

INFORMATION

Ha Gorge

Ha Gorge

Ha Gorge is a canyon on the eastern part of the island of Crete in Greece. It is located in the west slope of Thrypti mountain and near of Monastiraki village in the plain of Ierapetra. The gorge is about 1.5km long, particularly narrow at several points and has walls rising up to 300m.

Monastiraki

Monastiraki

Monastiraki Settlement belongs to the municipality Pachia Ammos is built at an altitude of 180 meters. It is grounded in close to the gorge of Ha. The Church of the Holy Spirit at the foot of the Ha canyon is like a magnet that attracts the eye of the visitor when gaze across the mountain.

Pachia Ammos

Pachia Ammos

Pachia Ammos, located 6 km from Ha Gorge. It is a beach with thick sand and pebbles, which is exposed to winds. The western part of the beach, however, is protected by the breakwater of the harbor that is there, when the sea is calm and clear. The beach is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds.

Ha Camp

Ha Camp

Ha Camp is the most suitable place for your vacation at Lasithi.
Has a perfect view of Ha Canyon
Sunset view of Mirabello Gulf
5.2 Km from the fantastic
Beach of Pachia Ammos
19.4 Km from Ierapetra 
25.6 Km to Aghios Nikolaos 
26.2 Km for boat to Spinaloga
20.3 Km for boat to Chrysi

Amazing Destination Ideas for you!

Ierapetra

Ierapetra

Aghios Nikolaos

Aghios Nikolaos

Spinaloga

Spinaloga

Toplou Monastery

Toplou Monastery

Vai Palm Beach

Vai Palm Beach

Chrysi Island

Chrysi Island

HOW TO APPROACH

Welcome to Crete

Welcome to Crete

By plane

The island has three significant airports:

  • Nikos Kazantzakis at Heraklion. There are long term plans to replace Heraklion airport, which is too close to the city, by a new inland airport at Kasteli, southeast of Heraklion. It is a small airport located at the edge of Heraklion. Has basic facilities and a small parking lot.
  • a new public airport in Sitia. Sitia airport serves currently only a small number of domestic flights, mainly to/from Athens. 

There are daily flights from Athens airport by Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines  and Athens Airways to Heraklion and Chania. Sky Express operates flights from Athens airport to Sitia. 

By Boat

Daily Ferry services from Piraeus to Heraklion, Rethimno and Chania and from Thessaloniki and the Cyclades to Heraklion.
Main Ferry companies are Minoan Lines and ANEK Lines

Find Monastiraki

Find Monastiraki

Road to Monastiraki Village 

As you are coming from Aghios Nikolaos and pass Pachia Ammos, you turn right in main road, going to Ierapetra. Then you need to find a small blue sign on your left that show left turn going to Ha Gorge and Monastiraki Village.
There you can see the magnificent Ha on your left.
After the turn you go straight till the first crossroad where you turn right.
You pass the Ha Camp on your left and continue this road till the end where is an open parking to leave your car.
You continue on foot to explore the village, built with stone and see the "Fabrica" and how cretans where extracting the olive oil in the old days.
You can also taste great local dishes at Captain Yannis tavern which called "To Monastiraki". There is a great view of Mirabello Gulf. (Details)

Explore Ierapetra

Explore Ierapetra

How to approach Lasithi - Ierapetra

After coming to Crete, you can rent a car or use local bus to approach Lasithi.
For the road to Lasithi you follow the sign to Aghios Nikolaos at Heraklio main road. You find on your road the Hersonisos node where you pass and continue straight ahead.
And you will also pass the Malia node where you also pass straight ahead.
Both villages are are known for night life.
Then you can meet the Selinari village where is a monastery of Aghios Georgios. There you can make a 5 minutes break and watch wild birds fly over your head.
Finally you continue for the heart of Lasithi, the Aghios Nikolaos.
Best places to stay and explore Lasithi are Pachia Ammos and Monastiraki Village. 
For these places, Pachia Ammos and Monastiraki Village, you have to continue from Aghios Nikolaos to Ierapetra and find on your road.  (Details)

HA Entrance

HA Entrance

Road to Ha Gorge

This is how you can reach the entrance of the Ha Gorge. As you are coming from Aghios Nikolaos and pass Pachia Ammos Village, going to Ierapetra, you will continue like going to Monastiraki Village.
Then you go straight till the end of the road, where you turn right.
You continue till you see a huge building. If your car cannot continue in the offroad path you can park it there on your left and walk till the entrance (aprox. 350m). Else you want you can continue with your car another 150 meters till the little church you can see on your left.
Finally You park your car there an continue on foot. There is a little path left of the little church that goes to the entrance of Ha Gorge.  (Details)


HA GORGE ENTRANCE 360 TOUR

About Ha Camp

Ha Camp offer parked caravans or big tents for 2-4 people for night stop. Our caravans and our tents have 2-4 beds, mini bar refrigerator, electricity for lights, charging cell phones and laptops and wi-fi internet. Our caravans are also equipped with kitchen, WC with shower and toilet. There free parking spaces and great place for kids, as there is plenty of space and a playground for them to run around with sharing BBQ, tables and chairs.

Open Season

Caravans and tents are  
available from 1st of May
till 30th of September every year.

For the availability you need to
email us to [email protected]
or fill in the inquiry form above.

You can also make your reservation
through AirBnB

Addess

Provincial Road to Monastiraki

Ierapetra - 72 200

Crete

 

Find Us on Map

Phone: +44 7761 884851

E-Mail: [email protected]

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