The gorge of Portela is located south of Heraklion.It has wild beauty, and is ideal for those involved in canyoning.

It starts from the village of Hondros and ends in Keratokambos with a total length of about 4.6 km. The large amount of water that collects after a rainfall is used to irrigate the area.

It has fairly wide variety of plants compare to the other gorges of Crete. It has more than 20 technical descents and divided into three parts with greater attraction the "Siphon".