Samaria Gorge is a popular tourist destination located on the island of Crete, Greece. The gorge is a National Park and is considered one of the longest and most impressive gorges in Europe. It is approximately 18 km long and its width varies from 150 to 3 meters.
The Samaria Gorge hike tour through the Samaria Gorge is a challenging but rewarding experience. It usually takes about 5 to 7 hours to complete, but it’s worth it as the scenery along the way is breathtaking. Visitors can expect to see towering cliffs, lush vegetation, crystal-clear streams, and a variety of flora and fauna, including the endemic Cretan goat known as the “Kri-kri”.
It is important to be prepared for the hike by wearing appropriate footwear, bringing plenty of water, and carrying a hat and sunscreen. Visitors should also be aware that there are no facilities along the trail, so they should bring their own food and supplies.
Overall, the Samaria Gorge is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers visiting Crete. The combination of breathtaking scenery, physical challenge, and unique flora and fauna make it a truly unforgettable experience.
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Before Rethymno for rest, breakfast. About 25 min (Breakfast not included)
The plateau of Omalos. Our last stop before entering the gorge for last supplies to buy before the gorge.
Samaria Gorge, the impressive gorge, the longest in Europe will give you many beautiful views of the surrounding White mountains, the small river that runs through the gorge and the Cretan wild goats Kri-kri. It’s 18 km long and takes arround 4 hours to walk, always with our guide.
Agia Roumeli, at the exit of the gorge by the Libyan sea. A beautiful isolated village lying between the huge rocks of Samaria Gorge and the Libyan sea. There will be enough tome for the guests to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing swim in the Libyan sea and lunch at one of the local small tavernas. From Agia Roumeli the boat departs to the village of Chora Sfakion.
Arrival at Choria Sfakion, after a 1 hour boat trip, embarkation on to the busses and return to the resorts
One last stop on the way back for rest for about 20 min.