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The Gorge of Aradena was a spectacular hike. We went from Loutro and followed the route (guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuga D
Fun hike and nice little beach with a bar for a reward at the end!

The hike takes 2 - 3 hours depending how leisurely you are walking and stopping. It's a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gorge of Aradena was a spectacular hike. We went from Loutro and followed the route (guide books available) until we reached Marmera bay. The gorge was silent and mesmerising. We were so lucky to have a Golden Eagle circling above us before our decent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walking not too hard for family With kids A comprehensive discovery of Wild life In crete At The final We might make a sun bath and a refreshing swimming in the southern Crete sea After that break you could return on the afternoon and...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

The hike takes 2 - 3 hours depending how leisurely you are walking and stopping. It's a bit of a scramble in some places and there are two routes part-way through: an easy and a difficult. Of course we took the difficult option! This was...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Guys go hike it. it is worth every minute. And you do not need a guide! Just pack your water and sunglasses and walk the walk.

Thank efi a
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We did roundtrip by feet: Loutro, Anopoli, Aradena, Marmara, Loutro. Took total 7,5 hours with chill pace and 45min lunch break. Loutro-Anopoli 2h, Aradena gorge 2,5h. Lunch @ Platanos in Anopoli centre 5 stars. Gorge was magnificent with tall walls, variable nature and mountain goats...More

4  Thank asamasa29
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a fun and fairly challenging hike if you’re only an occasional hiker. We started at Aradena village, hiked through the gorge to the beach and back. The beach is great: it’s like arriving at an oasis. It took us about half a day...More

2  Thank Raptyr
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Our hike started from Loutro. We walked up the hill from Loutro to Koules fortress and from there to the Iron Bridge at the beginning of the Aradena gorge. We had lunch there at the taverna; toast, Greek pie with honey and Greek yogurt. It...More

4  Thank Elina K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A 25yrs old taxi driver who marks the trail says his best is 90 minutes down, so PTK must be better than Mo Farrah.Young children I met really enjoy and find it easy as they are fearless.Took me 5hrs, but I walked from Loutra first...More

Thank george t
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The best day of hiking in Crete! Take the steep path up and out of Loutro to the top (687m) then across to the start of the Aradena Gorge. A lovely walk down to the sea, a quick beer and then a short section back...More

1  Thank Jay H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The gorge at Aradena isn't as celebrated as its close neighbour and it isn't as grand, but it has several things in its favour: it's quite spectacular in its own way; you can walk it in half an hour (though be prepared for a steep...More

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Michelle M
4 July 2018|
Response from efi a | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry i cannot answer this because we actually did not plan anything. We just found somwhere to park and then hiked and hiked and once there, someone called a water taxi for us to get back. We payed 6 euros each but it... More
Louise A
15 April 2018|
Response from Louise A |
Are there guides in case assistance is needed like samaria
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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 ...)