Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia

4.4
#1 of 14 in Nature in Chania Prefecture
Featuring a dramatic feature of Crete's landscape, Samaria Gorge National Park serves as a major tourist attraction and a protected biosphere reserve, famous for sheltering the extremely rare kri-kri goats. Each year nearly 200,000 people walk through the national park's famous gorge, which starts at an altitude of 1,250 m (4,100 ft) and ends on the shores of the Libyan Sea. To avoid the worst of the crowds, start your hike as early in the day as you can. You cannot camp overnight in the gorge, so you must complete the 16 km (9 mi) hike in a single day. To discover the gorge in the company of other hikers, join a guided excursion through the park. Put Samaria Gorge National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Agia Roumeli trip builder.
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  • One way in, one way out. When in Crete, more specifically in Chania, Samaria Gorge is worth the whole day! The steepest will be the first few minutes but it would mostly be flat and of course in...  more »
  • In 1972 most of the resorts and commerce on crete was confined to the north coast. With no roads or electricity his description defied imagination and I desperately wanted to get off the beaten...  more »
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