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The Gorge of Aradena

Aradena, Crete, Greece
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PTK13 says he can do Aradena Gorge in 30minutes?.

A 25yrs old taxi driver who marks the trail says his best is 90 minutes down, so PTK must be better... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
george t
The "Loop" up from Loutro and the down the Aradena Gorge - Excellent day on the trail

The best day of hiking in Crete! Take the steep path up and out of Loutro to the top (687m) then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jay H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A 25yrs old taxi driver who marks the trail says his best is 90 minutes down, so PTK must be better than Mo Farrah.Young children I met really enjoy and find it easy as they are fearless.Took me 5hrs, but I walked from Loutra first...More

Thank george t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best day of hiking in Crete! Take the steep path up and out of Loutro to the top (687m) then across to the start of the Aradena Gorge. A lovely walk down to the sea, a quick beer and then a short section back...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gorge at Aradena isn't as celebrated as its close neighbour and it isn't as grand, but it has several things in its favour: it's quite spectacular in its own way; you can walk it in half an hour (though be prepared for a steep...More

Thank ptk13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit gorge in september. Its very beatiful gorge, we walk throught it almost lonely, met only few other tourists. Superb views but its not very easy gorge. Dont recommend for families with small children. Marmara beach is amazing. Recommend left your car in Sfakia go...More

Thank Amalta256
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We took the bus from Chora Sfakion at 9AM (check on Internet the timetable, they use to change it when the school begin) to Aradena. The "wooden bridge" is, actually, an iron bridge with wooden floor. There is no danger for the bus (or car)....More

Thank Ovidiu P
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Long and nice full of serpentines road goin there. Exciting views on montines road then on Aradena village and bridge as well. Unforgettable experience guaranteed.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We are not the most experienced walkers but reasonably fit and enjoyed the Samaria gorge. One of us doesn't have the greatest head for heights but found the walk up the hillside from Loutro to Anapoli quite manageable, a lot less scary than it looks...More

Thank AnnaTripp
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We walked from above the ravine and down to the water and it is significantly less tough than the other way. The ravine offers many spectacular views and quite a few passages that can be experienced tough. You must be in a pretty good physique...More

Thank Couple_H_A
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We set out after breakfast towards Livaniana for wonderful fresh orange juice at the blissful little taverna overlooking the area, fantastic views, we then ventured up to the church and over the ridge to make our way into the beautiful Aradena Gorge, not for the...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Samaria closes in the winter, and the mountains are under a deep layer of snow. But the weather is very suitable for hikes in the gorges and along the coast. There aren't any tourists anywhere and most hotels and restaurants are closed. At least one...More

3  Thank Pierre W
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Response from Marius Z | Reviewed this property |
Very important not to miss the ferry from Loutro, as well as a sufficient amount of potable water and comfortable hiking shoes (sneakers are not very ...)