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Trekking the Aradena Gorge in Greece

Aradena, , Greece
Trekking | Hiking

An adventure experience
Organized by Giorgos
Guided activity
Duration: 8 hours approx.
English, French, Spanish
Includes lunch
This activity has discounts for
Groups (+4 people) €100
Groups (+7 people) €60

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Activity description
Are you eager to depart for a another trip? Have you already been to Greece? Come and get to know one of the wildest enclaves!


The gorge of Aradena


All the world is familiar with the gorge of Aradena due to its steep, high, rocky walls, dense vegetation and the incredible variety of wild bird species. At the same time the township of Aradena is an open air museum designed by a popular architect Sfakian. The monuments this museums holds are worth seeing at least once in your life. All of this together makes it an incredible experience for the ones who want to discover the history and culture of Greece.

The gorge of Aradena is the most magnificent one you will find in Crete. You will discover endemic plants that grow on the walls of the gorge, giving these walls a palette of various colors, while rare birds are often found nesting in the crevices of these same walls.


Trekking in Creta


Our hiking trail starts on an old stone path, and ends with a dip at the beach of Marmara where we will also enjoy some traditional foods cooked on a wood stove.

Prepare to have fun surrounded by unique views. You will discover an abandoned village on the edge of a narrow and deep gorge. Aradin is an ancient city which flourished during Roman, Byzantine and Venetian times. Having its own currency, it was autonomous and prosperous until the revolution of Daskalogiannis in 1770, when it was completely destroyed by the Turks. In 1947, the village was deserted due to a vendetta and today it is populated by only 3 inhabitants.


The cultural Greek legacy


If you would have tried visiting this village a few years ago you would have had to go down by a kalderimi and then come back up through the other side of the city. The bridge of Aradena was built only a decade ago, in 1980s, connecting both areas. Later on a road through which you can reach Agios Ioannis was also built.

You will also have a chance to admire the Byzantine church of Archangel Michail. You can see Archangel holding a sword and protecting the church as he did from the Sfakian warriors in several battles back in the day. The church was built around 1300-1400 BC on the ruins of an ancient temple.


If you love history and culture, and you would like to learn more about Greece, you cannot miss this trekking experience! You can take part in this trip with you family and friends, learning about the real Greece which is still waiting to be discovered.


What is included:

Lunch and picnic
Boat tickets
Pick-up and drop-off service from the hotel

Details and equipment
Hat - Sunscreen - Water
Sneakers or hiking shoes - Backpack - Morning light jacket
Swimsuit - Sandals for the beach - Towel


Flexible cancellation

This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.

After this time, OnFoot has established that you have up to 2 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.

If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.


Activity location
Aradena, , Greece
Meeting point
Aradena, , Greece
Giorgos will contact you once you finish the reservation in order to inform you about the exact meeting point.

Plan your experience

Date
Start hour
Adults

1 Adults x €200
€200

Total
€200
Any doubts? Contact us 627 62 80 80
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