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“a good trip out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Gorges d'Aradena

Les Gorges d'Aradena
Gorge d'Aradena | Aradena, Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Sfakia
Type: Geologic Formations
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Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“a good trip out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

it was nice to walk as a naturist you don't often get the chance to do this. It is very hot so take water and a hat

Visited August 2013
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Zlin, Czech Republic
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Incredible calm place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Probably most beautifull gorge in Sfakia. It is a walk for cca 2,5 hour from ancient Aradena village to Marmara beach. The gorge is wilder than Samaria or Imbros. Many of passes are very difficult, slippery big boulders, hillsides with falling stones. You need good shoes, full bottle of water, because last refreshments is close to bridge and next one is on the beach. Be careful; 8 km is also without spring water (if you compare with Samaria) and no health assistance, no mobile phone network. But the nature is majestic, high walls of rocks with bushes and trees enticing the goats, goats climbing on the vertical rocks, vultures expecting their mistake, fantasting smell of many flowering bushes and trees. At the end of gorge lies small beach Marmara with taverna, when you may to wait to boat-taxi.

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Peaceful and lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Tons of goats in this gorge and there were 0 (no) other hikers with us..we did see some on our exit but it was just lovely and peaceful. If you like hiking this is a good hike and not too difficult

Visited June 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Majestic Mountain Gorge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is not for the faint hearted or couch potato, this is an adventure, not a mass tourist stroll like Samaria. Hike boots, walking sticks, plenty of water and a camera, are essential. It is a long walk through a deep boulder strewn narrow canyon, with vultures and eagles circling overhead and suicidal goats half way up the rocky walls. The air is heavy with scent of aromatic plants (and goats).The walk involves scrambling over boulders, so is quite energetic but well worth the effort. You feel like you are the first to travel down, until you find the bar at the end.

Visited May 2013
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Leuven, Belgium
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We did this gorge beginning of April 2013 with a local guide. It is a unique experience especially for people that don't like crowded places. Here you will have a challenging but nice hike. We started from Aradena and went down to Marmara beach. There we went back to a road where a pick-up picked us up and brought us back to Aradena.

Our 7 year old son climbed and walked and really enjoyed it.
You see unique things and are most of the tiem alone in the nature!

Visited April 2013
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