Ha Gorge

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The V shaped exit of Ha Gorge

Ha Gorge (Greek: Φαράγγι Χά) is a gorge on the eastern part of the island of Crete in Greece. It is located in the west slope of Thrypti mountain and exits east of Vasiliki 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. Its name derives from the verb hasko (Greek: χάσκω) meaning to open or part widely, to gape. Ha is considered to be one of the wildest gorges in Crete and one of the most difficult to cross. Being practically inaccessible to people, the Ha gorge maintains a rich and diverse avifauna.

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Coordinates: 35°05′4.72″N 25°50′12.00″E / 35.0846444°N 25.8366667°E / 35.0846444; 25.8366667