River Trekking in Sarakina Gorge
Guided / River Trekking / Family / Single Day / Crete /
  • Duration Single Day - 4 hours
  • Group Size 2-16 Participants
  • Grade Easy/Moderate
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Our adventurous and refreshing day starts from Sarakina’s south entrance where we shall pass the small dam to reach its narrowest parts and the steep vertical walls of 150m height. In Sarakina we shall have the chance to scramble at places (easy climbs – nothing technical) and depending from the water level we shall need to walk into the riverbed or even to swim in the small ponds or under one of its beautiful waterfalls!

When the Kryopotamos river flattens and the vegetation starts we shall have a small break under the Plane and Pine trees. To return back, we shall retrace our pace to enjoy the gorge from a different angle.


  • Experienced guide(s) of Cretan Adventures
  • Walking sticks and helmets
  • Water bottle
  • Light snack
  • First aid kit
  • Third Party insurance
  • All taxes

Not Included

  • Transfer from/to the accommodation
  • All meals
  • Coffees and drinks
  • Entrance fees in sites of interest (archaeological sites, monasteries, churches etc)
  • Other personal expenses


Everyone participating in any of Cretan Adventures events/activities is covered by third party insurance through Ethniki Asfalistiki.

Participants need to be covered by their own personal insurance (Health/accident insurance) for the chosen activities.

Cretan Adventures is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.

Activity Level

Easy/Moderate (This walk is suitable for anyone in good health and normal fitness. The walk takes part on reasonably flat terrains)


  • Daypack (approx.15-35l)
  • Sport shoes for the river walk
  • Second pair of shoes or sandals after the walk
  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Swimming equipment
  • Second T-Shirt

Note on Itineraries

Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather, trail conditions) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final canyoning selection is left up to the trip leader.