If you are fond of hiking or a little adventure amidst magnificent sites, Samaria Gorge is a must on your itinerary being one of the most impressive ravines in the whole of Europe! Trail through the most famous gorges of Crete, a little further pump up some adrenaline hiking the enormous Samaria gorge. Lookout for the wild mountain goats. Conclude the adventurous day with a refreshing swim at the fisher village-AgiaRoumeliat the Libyan Sea.
Are you a good hiker and like to walk? Do you want to join a unique hiking full day tour? If yes – then discover one of the most impressive ravines in the whole of Europe! The enormous, rugged landscape of the Samaria Gorge!
The crossing of Samaria Gorge in Creta offers a unique and fascinating experience. In Crete there are plenty of diamonds a finite natural beauty and a kind of remarkable is the gorges.
The Samaria Gorge, "the gorge, but it is one and only. The Passage of the "Gorge is a unique and fascinating experience. The hiker is confronted with nature and wild beauty. Length 18 km, but we walk “only” 16 km. Mother Nature has cut its way through the bulky limestone masses that tower up from 200 to 2.000 m. The wideness of the ravine varies from 300 to 4 metres and we cover an altitude difference of approx. 1.230 meters. Leisurely walking you normally need 5 hours to reach the south coast.
Arrive at the plateau of Omalos at an altitude of 1000 m. on the White Mountains where the adventure begins. The hike tour starts quite steeply down the ravine over rocks and stones through a forest with cool springs at shady resting sites. If you are lucky you might spot a “Kri-Kri” the wild mountain goat. At the end of the hike you reach the small fisher village of Agia Roumeli right at the Libyan Sea. You have the opportunity of a refreshing swim and a good meal in one of the local taverns. From there take the boat for Chora Sfakion and then return by coach.