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Best trails in Crete

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Trying to find the best Crete trails? AllTrails has 80 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Agía Rouméli, Chordaki or Zakros, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 33 moderate trails in Crete ranging from 2.9 to 70.6 miles and from 6 to 6,958 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Samaria Gorge Trail
Samariá Gorge National Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 10 h 13 m
An absolute must-do if you are a hiker and want to experience Crete in it's mountainous glory. The hike begins high in the mountains and for the first few miles it is a winding decent down the slope oShow more
#2 - Psiloritis
Episkopi, Crete, Greece
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
There is a cabin-type shelter at the trailhead without any real amenities. From the parking lot you can already catch a view of Psiloritis and the entire trail. The entire trail is completely open witShow more
#3 - Richtis Gorge
Richitis Gorge Protected Area
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
Richtis Gorge Trail can also be a loop if you use the farm road running in parallel to it. It is accessible all year, but a lot easier to walk from April to October.Show more
#4 - The E4 European Path: Palaiochora to Lissos
Paleochora, Crete, Greece
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
This is the 7th segment of the E4 European Path trail. This coastal trail runs from Palaiochora to Lissos. Camping “Paleochora” offers camping right after the start of this trail. This trail has amaziShow more
#5 - Chania Lighthouse
Agia Marina, Crete, Greece
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Chania Lighthouse is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Agia Marina, Crete, Greece that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#6 - Mount Gigilos
Samariá Gorge National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
Mount Gigilos is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lakki, Crete, Greece that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and naShow more
#7 - The E4 European Path: Agios Pavlos to Chora Sfakion
Samariá Gorge National Park
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
These are the 13th and 14th segments of the E4 European Path that goes from Agios Pavlos to Chora Sfakion. This coastal trail goes along the beach along rocky trails. It encompasses views and historicShow more
#8 - Faraggi Kladou
Samariá Gorge National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Faraggi Kladou is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lakki, Crete, Greece that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#9 - Preveli Beach
Preveli Dimon Foinika kai Lampis
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Preveli Beach is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Agios Vasilios, Crete, Greece that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and wShow more
#10 - Rethymno Old Town
Rethymno, Crete, Greece
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Rethymno Old Town is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rethymno, Crete, Greece. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for walking.Show more
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