Samaria Gorge

If there was one word that could best describe Cretan nature, it would be wilderness. And this is the beauty of it, as well. Samaria Gorge is perhaps the one thing you should see in Crete, if anything. It is the second longest gorge in Europe (after Verdon Gorge in France), with a length of 16 km. It is also a National Park of Greece and a World’s Biosphere Reserve.

It is located in Chania Perfecture, starting from the famous settlement of Omalos, at an altitude of 1.250 m and reaching the south coast at the beautiful secluded beach of Agia Roumeli – perhaps nature’s way of making it up to you. From there, a ferry will take you to Sfakia and back to your base. Thousands of people cross Samaria Gorge every year. Yes, it is a challenge – if you can do it in 6 hours, you are probably too fit. No, you will not regret it. Not even a bit. Make sure that you have proper gear, prober shoes, a hat, water and…. your camera. The gorge is a refuge for many endemic species, such as the famous Cretan Kri-Kri. There are many rest areas as well. If you are interested in crossing the Samaria Gorge, it is best that you join a group of travelers for maximum safety. And, yes, we can arrange that for you. Just let us know in advance via email. 

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