Go down to the bottom of the gorge and have a lont trip along dry riverbed to the sea.
Start your descent into the Aradena Gorge you need from the Vardinogiannis bridge near the abandoned village Aradena. You have to go down on the rough-hewn stones, therefore please take comfortable shoes.
The road through the gorge stretches over 7 km and takes about 3-4 hours, depending on your training. When you are already at the bottom, pristine, wild Crete opens before you , where you can not hear the sounds of civilization, and there is only you and the spectacular cliffs hanging over you.
The route is not accessible for tourists, there are no stops with a cafe or toilets. In the middle of the road there is only one source of fresh water.
At the end of the path you go out on the coast of the Libyan Sea. Turn around back - and you'll see how difficult path lay behind you.
Where to do?
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.40
Location: Aradena village
Tips and hints
start your hike in the morning, and in any case not after the rain - the rocks are slippery.
Along the way you can meet mountain goats - watch them carefully, during the jumps they can accidentally (?) drop stones on your head.
More things to do on Crete
See pond sliders
Unusual pond sliders that are found in large numbers in the lake Kournas, you can not only take pictures but also hold in your arms.FREE9Kournas lake
Go for massage therapy
Feel how your body is filled with energy, as all the heavy thoughts leave you and how you again start to breathe after therapeutic massage.9
Try olive oil
The best olive oil is produced in Greece, and among the Greeks, the most delicious and high-quality oil is prepared by Cretans. 89
Come into a small tavern and order ouzo - anisette beverage, which you should drink with fried octopus. 1113
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do on Crete with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!