a hike on the peninsula Rodopou

Hiking in Western Crete

Hiking through Agia Irini Gorge

A day walking-trip through the "Agia Irini" Gorge. Agia Irini Gorge If you want to pass through the Agia Irini Gorge you must wear the right clothes and shoes for walking and hiking. The Agia Irini Gorge is 12 km, 7 km of them in the gorge and 5 km outside. The starting point is the village of Agia Irini...

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Walking on the wild Rodhopou Peninsula

Starting Point for this walking is the Village Rodhopou. From the village square a road goes left (westwards) to the outlying football field. The road continues along by vineyards. You´ll pass some goat pens and you´ ll pass landscapes reminiscent of landscapes in the Sinai. ...

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Hiking through the canyon of Aradena

The starting point for this walking is the Hillside Village “Anopoli”.  This Village is located 5 km from the South-Coast-Village “Sfakia” (sometimes it is called “Chora Sfakion”).There is a public parking in the village square of Sfakia. You have to leave your car in this parking area....

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Walking through Imbros Gorge

Imbros Gorge The Imbros Gorge is also a riverbed and is an easy hiking tour of 3 hours downhill (8 km). The Imbros Gorge is situated in the southwest of Crete. The starting point is the village of Imbros at an altitude of 650 metres on the Askifou Plateau ...

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Adventure Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge, with its 18 km length, is the longest ravine in Europe.

This gorge is part of the Crete White Mountain National Park in western Crete. Like the other Cretan gorges, the Samaria Gorge is also a riverbed and in the wintertime it is full of water....

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Hiking Tour to the Bear Cave

On this tour you´ll learn more about the 3 more important monasteries of Western Crete.  The largest monastery of Crete "Agia Triada" from the 17th Century, the monastery "Gouverneto" and built into the cliff monastery "Katholiko" and you ´ll see the so-called Bear Cave. ...

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Hike through the canyon Lyssos

The walk starts from the South Coast Village “Sougia” . Behind the small harbor is a fence (where goats are kept ), you can open this gate but please don´t forget to close it after passing . First you walk through the small gorge through a dry river bed. Striking rock formations and vegetation from old pine characterize this canyon. The gorge is marked with red dots at the beginning, then above the gorge on the  plateau you´ll follow the marking of the European hiking trail . The " European path E4 " .
The trail leads to the Lyssos bay. The last half-hour you´ll hike at the foot of a mountain ridge overlooking the sea and the bay of Lyssos . Lyssos was an ancient city ( 280-250 BC) , which had an Asklepion ( Centre) . There you can visit the remains of this site and take a dip in the sea. Although the way back is the same way, it´s still very interesting as it offers different perspectives. Headgear is important because only the last half hour of the plateau offers little shade .

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