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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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Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori, Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
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+30 2821 045570
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Reviewed today

This gorge trip comes up as number one on the list of "must do" things in Crete, and with good reason. But be warned, it can be hard. There are two ways of doing this trip- the traditional way and the easier or lazy way....More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a walk of wonderful scenery and I guess something you will struggle to see anywhere else. As others have mentioned you must do your homework as this is not a wander on a footpath. The first 3k gets you warmed up as it’s...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Firstly any one thinking about walking this must read up on it. It is a long walk and it is not good underfoot. Walking boots or walking trainers are needed. I saw a young man in flip flops and plenty of people in ordinary sandals....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First, the positives.. scenery is beautiful and it will make for an adventure story to tell. After having done it, I don’t think it is worth the risk. Of course I was warned nonchalantly by the tour company about tourists taking selfies and getting killed...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

the nice guide was already suspicious : shall we make it to the end ? and it was a loooong walk ( if you ask me all day long), among the natural beauties of a mountain forest , mostly descending through a dried river bed...More

Thank Dinu S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This day was unforgettable. But I cannot lie...we were exhausted and fell asleep as soon as we took our showers...and then had muscle pain for the following two days. But it was sooo worth it! The day started at 4:30 am as the bus picked...More

2  Thank Daisy970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Samaria gorge is a fantastic area. great landscapes and a beautiful nature. be sure that it is not to warm when you intend to go the samaria gorge. good hiking skills recommended

Thank AndreasM3785
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first Gorge experience and what a memorable one it was. The views were spectacular and getting to the beautiful beach at the end was well worth it.

Thank soulfulreal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I have walked Samaria Gorge, but the last time was 15 years ago and although the gorge itself hasn't changed much the infrastructure at each end had. There are now a wider variety of cafes and bars at both ends,...More

2  Thank DrRobinJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hello I am trying to be helpful and give a genuine review The gorge is a 16km walk (10 miles ) of very rough ground with constant steps and boulders. I have done Welsh mountains and Lakes and this I feel is harder. It has...More

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Maya B
September 9, 2018|
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Response from ftes | Reviewed this property |
No i think It s better to sait as it is intensive walk during few hours
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Csilla R
August 28, 2018|
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It took me and my very fit 10 year old 4 hours down; my wife and other kids took almost 6 hours. I was considering walking back up and wish I had as ferry and bus made me very travel sick. I am a very fit runner - I’d... More
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Raoul_Olanda | Reviewed this property |
It is possible. We did that too. You have go take the ferry to Sougia from Agia Roumeli. There is only one in the afternoon. The bus to return to Omalos waits for the ferry to arrive. If you plan to spend the night there... More
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