The gorge winds in a right-left curve along the steep cliffs. At the end is the reward: the lonely but beautiful beach of Karoumes where trees give shady resting places.
The walk through the gorge, leading mainly through the riverbed, takes about two hours' time, starting from the village Chochlakies and another two hours' time for the return journey to Chochlakies. In springtime you must be prepared for some rock climbing in order to get round the pools of water.
You can also start the walk from the village of Agathias below Palekastro. The route is: Palekastro - Agathias - Plativola Plateau - Skinias Beach - Karoumes Beach - Karoumes Gorge - Chochlakies - Palekastro. When you reach Chochlakies, take the bus back to Palekastro (or Sitia, or Zakros).