The most well known gorge in the Municipality due to its impressive 140m waterfall, the biggest recorded waterfall in Crete, which essentially receives the waters of the Amygdalos and Paranymfoi village basins.

Its name, “Abas”, comes from the Latin Abas (priest), after one of the numerous hermits who found refuge in the Asterousia in the past.

Abas is a large, beautiful and technically demanding gorge which begins at the small plateau south of the Timios Stavros peak (710m), stretches out between the Monopori (561m) and Kefala (610m) peaks and exits onto the Treis Ekklisies beach.

The gorge’s steep cliffs are home to the largest number of predatory birds in Greece.