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The Best Hiking Trails in Crete (Greece)

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  • Rouvas Gorge

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    near Áno Zarós, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    3.50mi
    Elevation +
    2408f
    TrailRank
    85| Rating 4.53
    Photo ofRouvas Gorge Photo ofRouvas Gorge Photo ofRouvas Gorge

    A moderate to hard depending on your fitness. A walk that is very easy to follow with plenty of red marks on rocks, along with many parts of the trail wooden and mesh fence along the route. There is a bit of everything...

    Bel percorso, fatto 8/11/2023. Grazie per la traccia. Ciao
    haibike 7.0
    Beautiful route, not too difficult, though it can be very hot in summer. In that season, the river is dry and you can wa...
    nikenak
    Excellent, thank you. I had the blessing of rain in the upper sections today, unexpected but not unwelcome
    medwyn jones
  • 580 ANTICA FALASARNA

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    near Falasarná, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    4.62mi
    Elevation +
    72f
    TrailRank
    84| Rating 3.67
    Photo of580 ANTICA FALASARNA Photo of580 ANTICA FALASARNA Photo of580 ANTICA FALASARNA

    Poco dopo il sito archeologico parte il sentiero medio impegnativo che in circa 6 ore e 9 km porta alla spiaggia di Balos. Occorre aprire un cancello di un recinto di capre e poi richiuderlo alle proprie spalle. La segna...

    Very beautiful hiking. However, dogs on the way as well as lots of goats. Consequently we changed the travel and had a d...
    Milia54
    Beautiful walk for those who love walking in the sand and the sea. Very beautiful middle part of the route where the Fal...
    LETZ HIKE - Bogdan
  • Kalyves and surroundings

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    near Kalýves, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    8.72mi
    Elevation +
    505f
    TrailRank
    83| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofKalyves and surroundings Photo ofKalyves and surroundings Photo ofKalyves and surroundings

    This trail starts from the big parking near the beach. You will pass though the village, walk on a panoramic path explore the fertile and green countryside plenty of olive, oranges and avocado trees. Go up to a small hil...

    Thanks for sharing! We used this route as a base for our own shorter route. There are so many possibilities to create yo...
    dewereldreiziger
  • near Samariá, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    14.53mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.34
    Photo ofKallergi - Xylo Skalo - Koustogerako - Sougia Photo ofKallergi - Xylo Skalo - Koustogerako - Sougia Photo ofKallergi - Xylo Skalo - Koustogerako - Sougia

    Long, very rewarding tour through Lefka Ori with a great variety of landscapes. Containing a few sections which require concentration, this is not a walk for tourists but needs some basic experience in the mountains. St...

    One of my favourite walks. The rock formations on the way to Linoseli are spectacular and the variety of environments al...
    Jayhickson
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  • Adrianos Gorge

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    near Ágios Konstantínos, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    5.33mi
    Elevation +
    1709f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofAdrianos Gorge Photo ofAdrianos Gorge Photo ofAdrianos Gorge

    Listed this as as a difficult walk as although not particularly long, it does involve stamina and technical difficulties along with virtually no shade to escape the heat from the sun. The walk starts with a long uphill ...

    Très chouette randonnée, attention nous l'avons faites au lendemain d'une nuit pluvieuse, les rochers étaient donc parti...
    toufalex
    Magnifique randonnée, peut être la plus belle de Crete, mais aussi une des plus difficile. Fléchage de grande qualité. A...
    simon.jean.pol
  • Tripiti - Volakias - Katsaromoura

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    near Soúgia, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    41.56mi
    Elevation +
    17162f
    TrailRank
    76
    Photo ofTripiti - Volakias - Katsaromoura Photo ofTripiti - Volakias - Katsaromoura Photo ofTripiti - Volakias - Katsaromoura

    According to my opinion, this is the most complete and beautiful tour that can be done in the Lefka Ori, and thus in the mountains of Creta. Namely, although the mountains west of Samaria are somewhat lower than those on...

  • Polifimus the hard way

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    near Soúgia, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    1703f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofPolifimus the hard way Photo ofPolifimus the hard way Photo ofPolifimus the hard way

    It's called the hard way because between 1.8 and 2.5 miles the climb has no path and you need to just find your own route as best suits you. It's not too dificult for practiced walkers, nothing scary, there's just no act...

    Très belle rando. Au début sur un le chemin, puis montée sans sentier jusqu'à l'antenne. Ensuite à nouveau des chemins o...
    Cire49
  • near Avrakóndes, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    8.02mi
    Elevation +
    3425f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 4.17
    Photo ofDikti Mt, Limnakaros-E4-Spathi 2148m. ( Δίκτη Σπαθί ) Photo ofDikti Mt, Limnakaros-E4-Spathi 2148m. ( Δίκτη Σπαθί ) Photo ofDikti Mt, Limnakaros-E4-Spathi 2148m. ( Δίκτη Σπαθί )

    Dikti Mt, Limnakaros Plateau-E4 Trail-Spathi 2148m. A hike to the highest peak of Dikti Mt from Limnakaros Plateau 1130m. The route ascends on trail, following the marked E4, up to 1790m altitude. There, it derives fo...

    The trail via the E4 going up is doable, but indeed it takes effort to reach the top. We went back via the suggested rou...
    Marco Kooijman
    One of the biggest challenges we had was finding the starting point! Google maps kept trying to take us on dirt tracks a...
    sarahwhitehead1
  • Sougia - Lissos

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    near Soúgia, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    4.16mi
    Elevation +
    1358f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSougia - Lissos Photo ofSougia - Lissos Photo ofSougia - Lissos

    The archaeological site of Lissos can be reached both from Paleohora - Gialiskari (longer) or from Sougia (shorter) following the E4 path along the coast. From Sougia the hike is very characteristic since it first foll...

    the time is real? or with stops... we are thinking in do it, but there are many hours... Thanks!
    Alvaro sin más
  • Psiloritis from Nida

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    near Kamáres, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    18.09mi
    Elevation +
    7477f
    TrailRank
    75
    Photo ofPsiloritis from Nida Photo ofPsiloritis from Nida Photo ofPsiloritis from Nida

    I started from the taverna at the end of the asphalt, on the Nida plateau. First I did the classical visit to the Ideo Antro, passing through the church of Analipsi. Then, from the first hairpin below the Antro, I took t...

  • Gavdos/ Γαύδος

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    near Karavé, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    23.66mi
    Elevation +
    3760f
    TrailRank
    74
    Photo ofGavdos/ Γαύδος Photo ofGavdos/ Γαύδος Photo ofGavdos/ Γαύδος

    Moving time : 12,5 - 13,5h Distance (measured with GPS device): 46 kms Elevation: 1151m The trail starts and ends at Karaves, the small port of Gavdos, to cross almost every beach of the island: Karaves->Agioi Pa...

  • Eligias - Pachnes - Zaranokefala

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    near Ayía Roúmeli, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    28.89mi
    Elevation +
    10804f
    TrailRank
    74
    Photo ofEligias - Pachnes - Zaranokefala Photo ofEligias - Pachnes - Zaranokefala Photo ofEligias - Pachnes - Zaranokefala

    My third and last 2015 tour from the coast to the Lefka Ori. After Tripiti, which is the largest gorge west of Samaria, I wanted to explore Eligias, which develops right east, and parallel to it. I must say, however, th...

  • Eloúnda to mount Oxia

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    near Káto Eloúnda, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    6.33mi
    Elevation +
    1739f
    TrailRank
    74| Rating 3.89
    Photo ofEloúnda to mount Oxia Photo ofEloúnda to mount Oxia Photo ofEloúnda to mount Oxia

    Eloúnda to mount Oxia. 6.4 Kms walk to reach the top 540 meters high from Elounda up to the ruins on Mount Oxia A long ascending road up to the Craggy ridge. Not many level areas. Comparatively gentle climb but contin...

    Pas de trace au sol dans la montée avant de retrouver la route, juste avant la maison au pied du Mont Oxia, c’est dommag...
    colinkevin75
    Performed in September and a bit hard because of no many shade but many great views, particularly on the top! We did the...
    Nicolas Guyot 1
    Well done 👏 Looked very exposed to the elements 🌞😎. Great views at the top 👍
    Achilles2
  • near Samariá, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    9.67mi
    Elevation +
    2894f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofCrete: Omalos - Samariá Gorge - Agía Rouméli Photo ofCrete: Omalos - Samariá Gorge - Agía Rouméli Photo ofCrete: Omalos - Samariá Gorge - Agía Rouméli

    Arguably Europe's second-longest canyon after France's Verdon Gorge, Samariá Gorge is nestled within a national park with two entrances: one at the mouth of the Samariá River, accessible from the nearby village of Aghia ...

    Thrilling journey!
    valinette
  • near Chóra Sfakíon, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    4.44mi
    Elevation +
    1417f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCrete: Chóra Sfakíon - Sweetwater beach - Loutro (E4 path) Photo ofCrete: Chóra Sfakíon - Sweetwater beach - Loutro (E4 path) Photo ofCrete: Chóra Sfakíon - Sweetwater beach - Loutro (E4 path)

    Beautifull hike on the E4 path starting in Chóra Sfakíon and ending in Loutro. From Loutro it's possibile to go back to Chóra Sfakíon by boat or ferry. The first part of the route, immediately after leaving the town o...

    Wonderful memories of this journey!
    valinette
  • Ammoutsera - Lefka Ori

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    near Kaloí Lákkoi, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    31.21mi
    Elevation +
    8406f
    TrailRank
    73
    Photo ofAmmoutsera - Lefka Ori Photo ofAmmoutsera - Lefka Ori Photo ofAmmoutsera - Lefka Ori

    I ascend by bicycle from Anopoli via the wonderful Ammoutsera road, that I first discovered in 2008. Leaving the bicycle a pair of kms below the end of the road, I start to walk in direction Kakovoli. Although not among...

  • Governetto

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    near Koumariés, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    3.82mi
    Elevation +
    636f
    TrailRank
    72
    Photo ofGovernetto Photo ofGovernetto Photo ofGovernetto

    This is a nice short tour that can be done in teh vicinity of Chania. It offers a striking amount of attractions in a very short space. The start of the present trail is at the blessed monastery of Agia Triada, one of t...

  • Papoures

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    near Agía Rouméli, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    5.81mi
    Elevation +
    3314f
    TrailRank
    72
    Photo ofPapoures Photo ofPapoures Photo ofPapoures

    The ascent route follows the path. It starts behind the Panagia, joins the path coming from Palea Agia Roumeli a little inside Samaria, and then reaches the Turkish fort. From here it enters a beautiful forest, where one...

  • near Kroústas, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    9.09mi
    Elevation +
    1631f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofKroustas walk passing the WW11 Resistance cave Photo ofKroustas walk passing the WW11 Resistance cave Photo ofKroustas walk passing the WW11 Resistance cave

    A loop walk of 14 Kms. The track apart from a short climb up a narrow rocky path is all on well maintained albeit rough roadway. A walk that just ascends continually until you reach the highest point and then descends ...

    Great route. Never did find the cave though!
    Just me and the dog
  • Kritsá gorge

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    near Kritsá, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    4.08mi
    Elevation +
    879f
    TrailRank
    70
    Photo ofKritsá gorge Photo ofKritsá gorge Photo ofKritsá gorge

    Fairly moderate walk, decent walking shoes required. Easy to follow in general. The Gorge is an impressive feature of nature that should be walked at a nice easy pace to allow you to enjoy the scenery better. The walk ...

  • Sarakina Gorge to Zourva and Back

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    near Mesklá, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    5.01mi
    Elevation +
    1102f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofSarakina Gorge to Zourva and Back Photo ofSarakina Gorge to Zourva and Back Photo ofSarakina Gorge to Zourva and Back

    We started the walk in the late afternoon planning to have simply a look at the besutiful gorge, but we fished to walk up to Zouna village. After a short rest in the taverna, we walked back down on the road as it wss alm...

    Forse il ritorno sull’asfalto è meglio evitarlo e tornare per il sentiero.
    lnrdrss.10
  • Spinalonga Peninsular

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    near Schísma Eloúndas, Crete (Greece)
    Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    492f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSpinalonga Peninsular Photo ofSpinalonga Peninsular Photo ofSpinalonga Peninsular

    (Redone this walk recently and there is a well signed red/white signage route that has been made and can be followed instead, although it takes you off this original route and is somewhat shorter) Called the Peninsula...

    As a new beginner in experiencing walks and hikes, this walk was easily marked and an entry level trail. The route was c...
    AceCon

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