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 through Aradena gorge in Chania Crete
Duration: Full day tour

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Customer Reviews

"It was a hike through the gorge that ended with a refreshing swim in the sea. We then had to take a boat to reach the area where our transport was. The guide was excellent in that he helped us through the gorge (2 of us were not that fit) and we did not wear the best foot wear. Our original plan was to do the Samaria gorge but was happy that we were advised otherwise by travel porter. There were few places where there was shade. We are however really happy that we did do it." Dilip, UK


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

Activity Description

Join this off-the-beaten track adventure tour in the enchanting area of Sfakia and follow the hidden, alternative to the popular Samaria gorge, 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 get a lunch break at Marmara. 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

  • Authentic lunch at Marmara

  • Swimming


Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: All year round, upon arrangement. 

Duration: Full day tour (hike approx. 3-4 hours depending on pace)

Meeting Point: Chania 

Group Size: Private tours for up to 4 persons available upon request. Shared groups require min. 4 - max. 7 participants. 

Pace: Some hiking experience required to master the descent

Spoken Language: English, Greek and Spanish

Included: All transfers from Chania with a/c mini-van, 2 English/Spanish speaking guides (one driver and one escort through the gorge). 

Excluded: Lunch break at Marmara and 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.

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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