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Samaria Gorge National Park

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Address: Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Sfakia, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2821045570
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Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this...

Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails.

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Great adventure! A must do!

We left the hotel in Agia Marina at 5:30am, so sadly we have missed out on the dramatic views leading into the Samaria Gorge. I would advice to take something with long sleeves if... read more

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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We left the hotel in Agia Marina at 5:30am, so sadly we have missed out on the dramatic views leading into the Samaria Gorge. I would advice to take something with long sleeves if you are starting to walk early, as it is quite cold out there. Delicious natural water is widely accessible for free every few km's, so a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to this walk, and glad I did it. As I was travelling on my own, I booked through a tour company and got picked up in Kalyves, (20 mins from Chania). The day was warm, and I was well prepard with some fruit, nut bars, and a bottle of frozen water. Good shoes are a... More 

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Santorini, Greece
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These views and the wildlife in the gorge are stunning! One of the most beautiful gorges in Greece and if you are up for some medium-difficult level but with great rewards route, then this is the thing to do!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a day trip thru Viator and we turned out to be the only 2 on that particular day so we had our own private guide, Linda. She was excellent and very knowledgeable. As we were there in early Oct. the trail was not busy and the weather was perfect. We are a couple in our 60's, one is... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice hike through the gorge but you never walk alone. During the walk there are some springs so you can refill your water bottles. I was there the last day the gorge was open in 2015. some maintenance was needed for less experienced hikers. For people who want to have a shorter similar & easier walk, Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The five hour drive and 4am start was worth the beautiful walk and views of Samaria Gorge. Truly stunning. There are rest stops throughout the walk where there are toilets and fresh spring water, but make sure you pack enough food because there won't be anywhere to buy any until the end of the trek. The trek finishes by a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We used services of Attios travel agency in Chania for Samaria trip and were completely satisfied. Moreover, we appreciated that we had not have to take care about driving in curly mountain roads or catching public bus after quite long daily trek. The trek is beautiful and it looks that everything about its beauty has already been written, therefore I´ve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A top experience in Crete. Scheduled tour from Rethymno, picked up at hotel 0630, dropped off 2020. Views are spectacular. Must be fit enough to manage about 10 miles steep rocky trail. Mostly downhill and ending seaside with a ferry ride back to bus pickup. So a fulfilling day worth the time. Just fabulous. But sore calves for two days!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

My husband and I have visited Crete on six previous occasions but always in July and felt trying to walk the gorge then would be too hot so we visited in October and decided we were going to do it! It was the most amazing walk I've ever done/ the most amazing scenery I've ever seen ! It's an endurance... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We are in our late sixties, tolerably but not super fit and have no serious mobility problems, so we went for this trip on our first full day. We debated going under our own steam, but elected for the whole thing organised by our hotel. This proved correct, because there are so many people, even in mid-October, that doing your... More 

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