Samaria gorge

Published by olethros , 16 August 2007, 17h49.

Region: World » Greece
Date of the hike:10 July 2007
Hiking grading: T1 - Valley hike
Time: 4 days
Height loss: 1300 m 4264 ft.
Access to start point:Omalos, via bus from Chania or any one of numerous travel agencies.
Access to end point:Ferry to Hora Sfakion, then bus to Chania.
Accommodation:Omalos, Hora Sfakion, or Chania.

This is probably the most famous gorge in Crete.  The total hike is 18km long, with the hike in the gorge itself being 13km.  There are a lot of facilities and far too many tourists.  Nevertheless, it's worth it.  Most of the gorge is quite shady and there is plenty to drink. 

Initially, follow the rough steps for an easy hike down.  The part of the walk near the sea is slightly harder since it is on large pebbles. 

Hike partners: olethros


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