The gorge is great. Well worth every bit of time. Beautiful views on every step you make.
Good, comfortable shoes is a must(better be closed). There is mostly a shadow but do bring sunscreen and a cap. Water is also needed ,although it can be found on the way.
We finished the track in four and a half hours including making photos and stopping to eat 3 times. Most people do it in 5-5.5, the slowest 6-6.5
You should also plan your journey to the start of the track and from the end of it.
The start is at Omalos and the end is at Agia Romeli(I am talking about full track of course, although there is a possibility to shorten it).
There are 3 ways to perform this(You should keep in mind that Agia Romeli is only accessible by sea and the only afternoon boat from Agia Romelli is at 17:30):
By tourist bus. By public transportation. By car.
1) Tourist bus is not a problem. They will drop you at start and wait at the place to which the boat from Agia Romeli arrives.
2) Public transport - there is a morning bus from Chania to Omalos and from Sougia to Omalos as well as the evening bus transportation from every city that has sea connection with Agia Romelli.
3) Car - this is the option that we used so I will elaborate more on that:
If you have 2 not fully populated cars - you have less problems. Just bring 1 car to Omalos and 1 to Sougia so when you go back by sea to Sougia you would be able to go in 1 car to Omalos. Omalos is on one of the ways to Chania anyway.
If you have only one car I think the best option(and that's what we did) is to go to Sougia to catch the morning bus to Omalos at 6:50AM. Leave the car at Sougia and take in when you come back by sea.
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