This happened about 2 weeks ago in Sfakia.
Three friends, a Belgian couple and a woman from London, decided to walk the Sfakiano gorge. They were inspired by the following text, found on the web:
One of the many gorges of the Sfakia district is Sfakiano. It is a beautiful gorge that starts 2 kilometers in the east of Chora, from the Niato plateau, near the Askifos settlement and ends to the Plakakia beach in the Libyan sea.
The small Agios Pavlos church is near the entrance of the gorge and was built by the residents of Sfakia in 1407. The route is on wild rocks. The gorge is in a wild natural landscape with steep rocks and rich flora (oak, pine and cypress trees).
The gorge is about 6.5 kilometers and 3 hours long and easy.
The road to Chora Sfakion is in the exit of the gorge, in Porolagos and, after some meters, the Filaki beach.
The London based husband drove them up to Niato, where they started. All are experienced walkers in the Sfakia area, one of them is even very experienced, with a history of 20 years there. They set off with plenty of water, at 10:30 AM, prepared for a 3 hours stroll...
However, at 17:00 PM they still had not returned. A bit later, the husband, who had stayed in Sfakia after the car transfer, got a telephone call. The party got lost in the mountains. The only communication that came across was: Páchnes.
He decided to drive up to Anopoli, to try to find them. It took him nearly 2 hours, and he picked them up, coming down on the road from Roussies. Safe, but exhausted, they told us where it all went wrong: see map. They took a wrong turn right, and ended up in the Lefka Ori, walking for over 7 hours.