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Samaria Gorge National Park

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Address: Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 045570

Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge...

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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Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe

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Bring lots of water, wear a bathing suit, and bring a change of shoes. You will feel like you are walking forever, but the scenery changes on the way down so much into the gorge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring lots of water, wear a bathing suit, and bring a change of shoes. You will feel like you are walking forever, but the scenery changes on the way down so much into the gorge that you will amazed with each mile. Pack a lunch and wear good hiking boots!

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful canyon. We just took the fairy over from Sfakia ti Aghios Roumeli and hiked half way up and back. We set a very fast pace (almost jogging) to make it up to the abandoned village in the middle. Keep in mind the trail is often pretty busy and it is mostly single track so passing other... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here for a secound time in the beginning of September. Arrived with a first bus from Chania (from Chania bus station 06:15). There were a lot of people but it is possible to go some sections without meating any. It is a long hike descending so be prepared for sore legs on the next day. In Crete there... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the full hike down, but did not realize you need to take a ferry back and then a bus back to the original parking lot we parked at. It got expensive. The hike was beautiful and would do it next time on a tour that has the bus back to the hotel pre arranged.

1 Thank kayakJason
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walking the gorge is joy but also hard work would like too do it going up sometime a must for most walkers . Did this from Bali tour bus mickey how Guide was absolutely brilliant

1 Thank Neillds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Completed the Samaria gorge on a beautiful October day and I have to say it doesn't disappoint. Stunning views at every turn and a thoroughly enjoyable walk. It's 16km long (including the 2km once you exit the gorge and head for the ferry). It's mostly downhill for the first 3-4km which is hard on the knees and I would suggest... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We walked the gorge 23 years ago and when we planned this trip I knew I had to do it again. Originally we just did it all ourselves, taking a local bus to the head of the gorge and organising our own way back on the boat and bus. This time, in late October, we went with an organised bus... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A friend and I staying in Kalyves wanted to visit Samaria Gorge. We were put in touch with Penelope at Kalyves Beach Hotel who booked us through IOtours. We were picked up at 5.45am in Kalyves, taken by shuttle to board a bigger bus where we were introduced to our escort/mountain guide, Marco. From there we were driven to the... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I advice people who are not used to descending mountains a lot to start from Agia Roumeli and walk to Samaria and back. The start of the gorge is having a lot of stairs which is hard. Ideal periods are April / May and September / October

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When the walk was suggested to me by my young adult son, I started to read it on the internet. The reviews on trip advisor made me a bit worried whether we can finish it. I liked hiking, but do not do it often; my son does not hike, and my partner has some problem with muscles in one of... More 

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