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Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 05, 2006, 11:20:23 PM
we are now looking for new walks in south crete, we walked over to the top of this gorge last may and were wondering if anyone had done it from the bottom or vice versa, and are looking for advice

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Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Peter&Dawn on July 06, 2006, 12:57:05 PM
For all you bungee jumpers, Harribobs seems to have found the ideal location.
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Graham_and_Karen on July 06, 2006, 05:23:09 PM
Info on Aradhena Gorge Walking (http://www.west-crete.com/aradena.htm)

Looks like a great walk.  
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 06, 2006, 09:31:55 PM
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For all you bungee jumpers, Harribobs seems to have found the ideal location.
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phew..rather you than me mate!!


(ps thanks for the link)

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Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 08:36:00 AM
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Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 07, 2006, 08:40:11 AM
The first time we went over that bridge I stopped before going over to have a look down into the gorge and to behonest we were a bit apprehensive, until a truck came over from the opposite side.
The wooden slats were bouncing and the noise was to say the least off putting, but we went over anyway, very slowly, with my eyes focused on the other side.
I have been up there on numerous occasions since and love the place!
If you have any height phobias that you want to get rid of 'DO IT'
I'm up there again this year and really looking forward to the peace of the mountains.

Best of luck Chris, if I see anyone walking the gorge when I go over the bridge, I'll give you a shout!  

The weird thing is one can hear the people below you talking

george g...
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 07, 2006, 04:42:02 PM
george

you are absolutely right about the noise, when we were approaching the bridge ( but couldn't see it) i thought i was hearing a train  :'(

and as for vertigo!!! the first time i went over the bridge was a very intense experience.....
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 12, 2006, 03:24:04 PM
well....  here's a bit of sad news i picked up from the sfakia site regarding the bridge

www.ekathimerini.com (http://www.ekathimerini.com/)


BRIDGE PLUNGE

German tourist dies following 80-meter fall in Sfakia, Crete

A 40-year-old German tourist died yesterday after falling from a bridge in Sfakia, Crete, police said. Officers said it was not immediately clear what had led to the man falling some 80 meters from the Aradaina bridge. The German’s body was recovered by rescue workers and police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 23, 2006, 04:12:43 PM
Quote from: George
If you have any height phobias that you want to get rid of 'DO IT'

Hi George!
Could you please tell me the way to reach the bridge?
My idea was not to do the whole walk down to the gorge, but just to park the car, visit the abandoned village (don't rember the name!) and walking the bridge!  
Then, after doing that (if I'm successful), coming back to the car...
Isn't it bad?
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 23, 2006, 08:29:07 PM
Alex

you take the road west out of plakias to sellia, from there you head further west through rodakina heading to chora sphakion ( sfakia), from there you head up to anapolis

after going through the village centre ( with the statue) you turn left ( sign posted to ) aradhena, probably a two hour plus drive

but worth it    


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Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: reddiablo on July 23, 2006, 09:59:32 PM
Quote from: harribobs
well....  here's a bit of sad news i picked up from the sfakia site regarding the bridge

[url=http://www.ekathimerini.com]www.ekathimerini.com[/url] ([url]http://www.ekathimerini.com/[/url])


BRIDGE PLUNGE

German tourist dies following 80-meter fall in Sfakia, Crete

A 40-year-old German tourist died yesterday after falling from a bridge in Sfakia, Crete, police said. Officers said it was not immediately clear what had led to the man falling some 80 meters from the Aradaina bridge. The Germanís body was recovered by rescue workers and police have launched an investigation into the incident.



Hey  CHRIS
maybe  he just heard the semi final result  !!!!

but in reality  , what a terrible thing for the family and friends

just  got off the blower  with stellios Kaoudis in souda bay.
first thing he asked if I am in souda this tuesday.

thats 6 years to the day of our kids catastrophe.

will give Stellios a call tuesday  and have a longer chat.

I am 200 miles from Kriti  on aug 24th when cruise docks in Rhodes,
will be looking west and murmuring for  Crete.

well till next  year,when  I  hope to be there for a nice long visit.

all the best   Roger  Murney  Toronto Canada
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 23, 2006, 10:11:15 PM
Quote from: harribobs
after going through the village centre ( with the statue) you turn left ( sign posted to ) aradhena, probably a two hour plus drive
and after the 2 hours driving, how much time to reach the bridge by foot?  

Quote from: harribobs
but worth it  
yes, I'm sure that it has to be done! Very nice picture!  
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 24, 2006, 12:18:55 AM
Quote from: Alex_Kidd
and after the 2 hours driving, how much time to reach the bridge by foot?  

Quote from: harribobs
but worth it  
yes, I'm sure that it has to be done! Very nice picture!  

alex

you can drive all the way to the bridge and over it!

if you park your car in anapolis it's about an hours walk to the gorge, there's a taverna in the square (with rooms to rent)  the lady there speaks english (not sure she speaks italien) but there's good food, cold beer and good local wine

we'll certainly be back i september  

cheers

chris
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 24, 2006, 01:29:20 PM
Quote from: harribobs
if you park your car in anapolis it's about an hours walk to the gorge, there's a taverna in the square (with rooms to rent)  the lady there speaks english (not sure she speaks italien) but there's good food, cold beer and good local wine

Yessss! I love those "mountain" places where you can eat genuine food! And drink home made local wine!
I remember one also in Milia, west Crete... (see the picture at the bottom!)


Quote from: harribobs
we'll certainly be back i september  
cheers
chris

I've seen also your "old" post about the photos of the forum members... No more updates for that work? It would be nice to have your photos, so I can recognize you in my trip at late September...  

Bye,
Alex
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Mike G on July 24, 2006, 01:58:34 PM
Quote from: harribobs
Alex
you take the road west out of plakias to sellia, from there you head further east through rodakina heading to chora sphakion ( sfakia), from there you head up to anapolis
Chris,

East and west confused? (too much Raki?)

Mike
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 24, 2006, 02:14:16 PM
Quote from: Mike G
Quote from: harribobs
Alex
you take the road west out of plakias to sellia, from there you head further west through rodakina heading to chora sphakion ( sfakia), from there you head up to anapolis
Chris,

East and west confused? (too much Raki?)

Mike

  too little raki, that's the problem!
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 24, 2006, 04:11:33 PM
Quote from: harribobs
too little raki, that's the problem!

yeah! that's what I call the "raki-way-of-thinking"...!  
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 24, 2006, 04:33:38 PM
Just to let you all know what your looking for  

george g...

obviously doesn't like that pic
I'll try again later
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 25, 2006, 01:47:57 PM
Quote from: George
Just to let you all know what your looking for  

george g...

obviously doesn't like that pic
I'll try again later


you mean this one?  
I've done it for you!
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 25, 2006, 02:00:12 PM
Thanks Alex
I've had a lot of trouble getting that in there, and I've been doing everything right.
It just needs shifting up a bit now!
BTW it's taken from the other side of the bridge just to prove I went over it.
There's a great little bar behind me all made from olive trees so anyone can have a snifter to settle the nerves if they make it.

george g...
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 25, 2006, 07:57:40 PM
Quote from: George
Thanks Alex
I've had a lot of trouble getting that in there, and I've been doing everything right.
It just needs shifting up a bit now!
BTW it's taken from the other side of the bridge just to prove I went over it.
There's a great little bar behind me all made from olive trees so anyone can have a snifter to settle the nerves if they make it.

george g...

Yes, maybe the picture had to do a shorter trip from Italy rather than from UK

George, is the bridge 1 hour walking from Anapolis ?
And what you call the "little bar", is that the taverna which told me harribobs ?
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 26, 2006, 08:12:23 AM
I'm not a 'walker' Alex so wouldn't like to say, I sure someone can answer that question.
The little bar is a 'little bar' not a taverna, it used to be a mobile but a hut has be built out of olive and there's a couple of tables and chairs outside, very basic!

george g...
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: harribobs on July 26, 2006, 09:44:15 AM
Alex,


the walk from anapolis to the bridge is approx an hour, the taverna i was talking about is in Anapolis, the 'taverna' at the bridge is drinks only
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 26, 2006, 11:19:19 PM
Quote from: harribobs
the walk from anapolis to the bridge is approx an hour, the taverna i was talking about is in Anapolis, the 'taverna' at the bridge is drinks only

uh! Thanks! 1 hour walking... and another hour for the way back!
Better to say that, like George, I'm not a walker! (as my grandfather says "young people was better in the past")
...so I think I will visit Anapolis, then take the car to reach the bridge and try to pass it only by foot...
Then coming back to the car... after a good couple of raki in the little bar
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: shinaria on July 27, 2006, 09:03:25 AM
Hello Alex,
"a good couple of raki" for the road from Anopolis to Chora Sfakion?!  
Don't take the shortcut to Loutro... The road is a litztle bit frightening even with only a bottle of Zaros inside...

shinaria
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 27, 2006, 01:19:14 PM
Quote from: shinaria
"a good couple of raki" for the road from Anopolis to Chora Sfakion?!

No no... I mean using the "raki-way-of-thinking" (= drinking 2 or more raki) only to pass the bridge  
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 27, 2006, 01:30:42 PM
If your going to walk over the bridge Alex, I suggest you keep a clear head, especially if you intend looking down into the gorge...!

george g...
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Alex_Kidd on July 27, 2006, 01:38:05 PM
Quote from: George
If your going to walk over the bridge Alex, I suggest you keep a clear head, especially if you intend looking down into the gorge...!

george g...

errr... yes, I don't want to do the same as the german tourist  
(although I've heard that was a suicide...?)

but how do I do with my vertigo?!?  

BTW, before I was joking... I usually don't drink alcohol, especially superalcoholic, during the day...  
and I want to take some spectacular photos from the middle of the bridge!

Bye,
Alex
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 27, 2006, 02:34:27 PM
BTW, before I was joking... I usually don't drink alcohol, especially superalcoholic, during the day...  
and I want to take some spectacular photos from the middle of the bridge!

Bye,
Alex

Wise Man, I don't either during the day, maybe the odd beer or two, I tend to find it spoils the day.
Brave your vertigo Alex, and take the pictures.

george g...
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: Mandy Harrison on July 28, 2006, 04:45:27 PM
Quote from: George
The first time we went over that bridge I stopped before going over to have a look down into the gorge and to behonest we were a bit apprehensive, until a truck came over from the opposite side.
The wooden slats were bouncing and the noise was to say the least off putting, but we went over anyway, very slowly, with my eyes focused on the other side.
I have been up there on numerous occasions since and love the place!
If you have any height phobias that you want to get rid of 'DO IT'
I'm up there again this year and really looking forward to the peace of the mountains.

Best of luck Chris, if I see anyone walking the gorge when I go over the bridge, I'll give you a shout!  

The weird thing is one can hear the people below you talking

george g...

Georgie - you are such a brave soldier.  I was not a bit scared on the top of the bridge  
Title: Aradhena gorge
Post by: George on July 31, 2006, 02:47:49 PM
Georgie - you are such a brave soldier.  I was not a bit scared on the top of the bridge  
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I think I believe you...  

george g...