The small abandoned village of Aradena, 16km from Sfakia, marks the beginning of the Aradena Gorge. To reach the gorge, you take an impressive metal bridge that straddles the void 138m above the ground: to be avoided at all costs by anyone suffering from a fear of heights or not in good physical shape. An alternative route is available. Allow 2hr 30min to cover the 7km downhill (3hr in the uphill direction). Bring water and wear walking boots.
7 km - descent 2hr30 (ascension 3hrs). Make sure you bring water and wear hiking shoes