Ayofarango, the Holy Canyon | Crete

Ayofarango (Agiofaraggo) is named after the holy ascetics who were dwelling in the caves of the gorge that leads from the Monastery of Hodegetria to the Libyan Sea. The cave-dwellers would come on Sundays and the main feasts to St Anthony, the main church of the canyon.

Rock formations on the way to the beach.
The stream – which is dry in the summer – is responsible for the formation of a large pebble and sand beach.
St Antony’s church & the Abbot’s cave
St Antony’s Church at Ayofarango
The entrance to the Abbot’s Cave