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Aradena Gorge - South Crete

  • South Crete
  • South Crete
  • South Crete
Nature Adventure Aradena Gorge European Path E4
Located 10 km north of the South-Coast- Village Loutro the Aradena Gorge is 7 Km long and takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to hike. It is a high-level hiking trail. The Gorge begins on the softer southern hills of the White Mountains in the Village Aradena and ends in the South Coast. Starting point is the abandoned Village Aradena. The settlement’s old remains of the Village Aradena reveal the skill of local craftsmen. The houses are believed to have been abandoned in mid-20th century. The descent itself is difficult but manageable, hikers should be forewarned about falling stones. Steep surrounding cliffs and scenic views of the Libyan Sea. Springtime, when the climate is milder and the wildflowers are in bloom, is the best season to be in the gorge. The walk through the Aradena Gorge can be started from its lower entrance, at Marmara beach.

In this case, a small boat will take you from Sfakia to Loutro village, from where you will need to walk to Marmara beach. There are water - Taxis in the South-Coast- villages Loutro and Sfakia. Alternatively, you may drive to Aradena village, built at an altitude of 520 m and look for the small paved path leading to the gorge. Lucky visitors may also come across the local wild goat called “Kri-Kri”. The Aradena Gorge is part of the European walking path E4 More information for booking the best Hotels, Apartments and Villas in West Crete: info@kreta.com, The Crete-Experts have the best ideas for Crete!

Aradena Gorge

Nature Adventure Aradena Gorge European Path E4
Located 10 km north of the South-Coast- Village Loutro the Aradena Gorge is 7 Km long and takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to hike. It is a high-level hiking trail. The Gorge begins on the softer southern hills of the White Mountains in the Village Aradena and ends in the South Coast. Starting point is the abandoned Village Aradena. The settlement’s old remains of the Village Aradena reveal the skill of local craftsmen. The houses are believed to have been abandoned in mid-20th century. The descent itself is difficult but manageable, hikers should be forewarned about falling stones. Steep surrounding cliffs and scenic views of the Libyan Sea. Springtime, when the climate is milder and the wildflowers are in bloom, is the best season to be in the gorge. The walk through the Aradena Gorge can be started from its lower entrance, at Marmara beach.

In this case, a small boat will take you from Sfakia to Loutro village, from where you will need to walk to Marmara beach. There are water - Taxis in the South-Coast- villages Loutro and Sfakia. Alternatively, you may drive to Aradena village, built at an altitude of 520 m and look for the small paved path leading to the gorge. Lucky visitors may also come across the local wild goat called “Kri-Kri”. The Aradena Gorge is part of the European walking path E4 More information for booking the best Hotels, Apartments and Villas in West Crete: info@kreta.com, The Crete-Experts have the best ideas for Crete!
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