Be warned, this is not a walk, its a hike. If you don't think you can walk for five hours on uneven ground, going both down hill and uphill, there are easier gorges in Crete. However if you are prepared with strong trainers or walking boots, suntan lotion and a water bottle, then you'll have a great experience.
We set off at 9am and completed just after 2pm. There are water stops and even if you do not feel thirsty, drink, because dehydration is an issue in Crete. There are no eating places in the Gorge so be advised to take some food with you to keep you going till you complete the gorge. The scenery is breathtaking at times, and the opportunity to see the wild goats was also memorable.
The walk finishes by the sea where there are plenty of restaurants, our trip then took us by ferry along the south coast of Crete. It was an excellent trip watching the sunset on the Libyan Sea, and the ferry docked allowing us to get a coach back to our base on the north coast of the island. Really recommended, but your legs will ache the next day.More