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« 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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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 12:57:05 PM »
For all you bungee jumpers, Harribobs seems to have found the ideal location.

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 05:23:09 PM »
Info on Aradhena Gorge Walking

Looks like a great walk.  

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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 08:36:00 AM »
Hit the button twice see next message
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« Reply #5 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...
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« Reply #6 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.....

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« Reply #7 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


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.

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« Reply #8 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?

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« Reply #9 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    


« Last Edit: July 25, 2006, 04:44:35 PM by harribobs »

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« Reply #10 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

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 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

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« Reply #11 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?  

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but worth it  
yes, I'm sure that it has to be done! Very nice picture!  
« Last Edit: July 23, 2006, 10:12:42 PM by Alex_Kidd »

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2006, 12:18:55 AM »
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and after the 2 hours driving, how much time to reach the bridge by foot?  

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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

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2006, 01:29:20 PM »
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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!)


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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
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2006, 01:58:34 PM »
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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