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Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.
The Gorge of Aradena lies near the town of Chora Sfakion, near the eponymous village, whose inhabitants fled in all directions after the declaration of war here between two main families.
Above the canyon stretched Vardinoyannis bridge that connects the village with the rest of Crete. The bridge is narrow and it can only drive one car. From the bridge often jump lovers of extreme sports.
Start the descent into the valley is at the bridge and the gorge trail stretches for 7 kilometers along the dried up river bed among the rocks covered with thickets of green timid and wild goats.
Ends canyon off the coast of the Libyan Sea.
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Walk above the gorge of Aradena
Walk on the bridge hanging over the formidable gorge, where at every step shaking the wooden planks, and the height can make you feel a dizzy.FREE25
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The Gorge of Aradena on the mapLocation: Aradena village
More places to visit on Crete
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.30
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.20
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.44
Beautiful place of Crete, where there is unspoilt nature, there are three seas, and the color of the water has several different shades.1
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.11
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.13
The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.1
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.14