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A wonderful experience

We walked from above the ravine and down to the water and it is significantly less tough than the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Walk from Loutro

We set out after breakfast towards Livaniana for wonderful fresh orange juice at the blissful... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Aradena, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 17 October 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...More

Thank MOLE2012
Reviewed 17 September 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...More

Thank Igor S
Reviewed 14 September 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...More

3  Thank Kerfuff
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank Diego ʄ
Reviewed 30 August 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.

Thank Justina S
Reviewed 11 June 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
Reviewed 6 June 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...More

Thank RigaLaura
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I am planning to park up in Chora Sfakia and walking the E4 trail to Marmara. From there I plan to ascend Aradena then walk back down the road to Finix and Loutro and catching the ferry back to Chora Sfakia from there. Has anyone done this route and, if so, do you have any advice?
19 May 2016|
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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 ...)