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The Gorge of Aradena

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Address: Aradena, Crete, Greece

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Walk from Loutro

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 faint hearted but, you are rewarded with the tranquil taverna at the end of the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 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 accomodation is open in Chora Skafion. You need a car, park at Aradena. Then you... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I spent the night before in a Anopoli , at the morning they drove me to the aradena bridge . Behind the parking lot there a sign that leads to the trail into the gorge. After 2-3 minutes waking you will arrive to the entrance to the gorge. The trail is not difficult but you need to be careful because... More 

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Ochota, Warszawa, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We tried to visit the gorge from the bottom. The walk from the port in Agia to the entrance is itself already an hour. A tiring hour in quite boring scenery, on the way there are many cafes and places you can buy water and other drinks and snacks. The admission is 5 euro pp. Then the hike starts, we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We walked from Finix along the E4 to Marmara beach and entered to gorge by 9.30am Good foot wear required and look carefully for the route markings which are painted on the rocks, it is rough in quite a few places., with some scrambling .A steady pace got us to the bridge at Aradena by 12.30 , you walk under... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a great trekking in crete. It's quite easy and can take 2 hours at good pace. Start at the incredible bridge in aradena and end at Marmara beach. We decided to walk from Marmara to Loutro through the coastal path - it's a bit tricky at times but very nice and worth it. Going to Loutro by foot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Amazing views, i think its better than Samaria, there less people, and at the end of gorge is amazing Marmara beach. It is one of the most beutiful beach in Creta.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016

After a long serpantine road we found this treasure. It's an absolutely-must-visit on Crete. It's much more wild, than the Samaria gorge. Definitely not suitable for kids.

Thank Kravets_Oleh
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you've been to Crete, then this is a must see! The road alone is worth - the serpentine, a lot! You will drive through two villages Kampia and Anopoli, here you will find a fantastic taverna`s - for a good prices and food just fantastic, so not necessary to bring food from Hora Sfakion. Free to find a room... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

We drove to the wooden bridge over the Gorge Arodena. Its a lovely drive and the trees on that side of Crete are different to the North. Many windy roads and interesting little villages and views, goats and sheep, mountains and valleys. The bridge is made of planks which rattle madly as you cross. There is a tourist shop on... More 

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