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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
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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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A visit to crete in 1997

I visited crete on a twenties holiday with a group of six friends, one of the highlights was walking part of the Samaria gorge, it is a long walk which requires a degree of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kinloss, United Kingdom
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Kinloss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited crete on a twenties holiday with a group of six friends, one of the highlights was walking part of the Samaria gorge, it is a long walk which requires a degree of fitness, the amazing views and location make it worth the aching legs the next day.

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Runcorn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solo hike was the best way to do it. If you go with a tour group you have time limits and meeting places to stick to. Keep your eyes peeled for the waterfall between two mountains and the local Kriti which are quite hard to spot. I have hiked gorges all over the world but could honestly have stayed here... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This day tour from Chania to the Samaria Gorge was impressive again, after my first visit of the gorge three years ago. Walking along the gorge you have to be in a good physical condition, because descending the 20 km is hard on the knees. The views are amazing, the terrains rough and covered with stones. In short, very impressive... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Got there by boat and once arrived, we were very excited about the long walk to the gorge. We did not want to start from the entrance so we got to the exit and walked up to the gorge, which was quite the opposite but somehow rather adventurous. I heard that you could ride a horse while exploring the national... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 20 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 15 November 2016 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.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 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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