Platanias Gorge

Arkadi Monastery & Platanias Gorge

4km 4 Hours 4 ★★☆☆☆

Where the Voltures Fly!

Explore the beautiful gorge of Platania just 38 k/m from Rethimno city! Get lost in wild vegetation and huge cliffs that standing above your head. Inside on the slopes of the imposing mount Psiloritis hiding this small and beautiful gorge in the province of Amari. Making a stop at the most historic monastery of Crete, Arkadi, where You’ll take a tour ,We’ll continue towards the village of platania. Altitude difference is about 400 meters and best period of the year is Spring.


Pick Up

07:30 am pick up from your hotel

Starting Point

09:30 Αrrive at village Platania – Hike starts

First Break

12:30- 13:00 Arrive at St. Antonios chapel – break for launch


14:30 End of our hike – Get in our cars

Arkadi Monastery Visit

15:30 – 16:00 Stop at Arkadi monastery – Tour


Back to Rethymno 17:00

What's Included?


Certified Mountain leader on your side!

Enjoy Nature

Lunch box with local vegetables & yellow cheese!


Trekking poles, binoculars , map & first aid kit

A finish treat

A shot of raki at the exit of the gorge!

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