Aradena Gorge One Day Adventure from Chania Crete

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Aradena Gorge One Day Adventure from Chania Crete


Hike towards the Libyan Sea in this off-the-beaten track gorge in Chania prefecture.

Visiting Places: Southern slopes of the White Mountains, Chania - Crete
Duration: Full day tour

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Activity Description

Join this off-the-beaten track adventure tour in the enchanting area of Sfakia and follow the hidden, alternative gorge to the popular 'Samaria' away from tourist bus 'traffic jams'! 
Aradena is an impressive gorge located about 19 km west of Chora Sfakion in Chania prefecture. 
Your adventure will start from the southern slopes of the Whilte Mountains, north of the abandoned village of Aradena and will end at the Libyan Sea near the enchanting beach of Marmara. The 6km hike will last about 3-4 hours. During this adventure hiking tour you will take a relaxing break, a swim and then will follow the rocky path to Livaniana. You will get a ride to Aradena bridge and will enjoy a light lunch prepared by your guides. The adventure will last the whole day and your guide will return you back to Chania early in the evening. 

Special Features

  • Off-the-beaten path hiking trail
  • Breathtaking views
  • Light lunch
  • Swimming

Why We Like It

This adventure tour escapes the beaten path of gorge hiking in Crete and proposes a magnificent alternative to the busy Samaria gorge which guarantees a beautiful hike, breathtaking views and memories of a lifetime! 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: All year round, upon request | 8:30am from Chania

Duration: Full day tour (hike 3-4 hours, back in Chania early in the evening)

Meeting Point: In Chania 

Group Size: Min 4 persons - max 7 persons (shared groups) | Private groups available upon request

Pace: Some hiking experience required to master the descent

Spoken Language: English, Greek and Spanish

Included: Transfers from Chania with mini-van, 2 English/Spanish speaking guides, outdoor lunch (prepared by your guides)

Excluded: Anything else not mentioned as Included

Note: You will need walking shoes with a reasonable grip. Some hiking experience is required to master the descent.

Vendor: Natour Lab

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled program: 70% refund. Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund. Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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