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Hiking in Samaria Gorge

Come and hike in the Samaria Gorge National Park, located in the stunning island of Crete in Greece!

Enjoy a thrilling outdoor adventure on a hiking trip in Samaria Gorge, a stunning National Park in Crete. The gorge itself is 16 km long, with an altitude of 1,250 m on one end, at the northern entrance, and the shores of the Libyan Sea at the other. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Samaria Gorge. The mountains are calling!

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Hiking in the Samaria Gorge will take you down from an altitude of 1,250 m to the Libyan Sea, where you will find the charming Agia Roumeli village.


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How to get there

The closest city is Chania, and you can take a public bus or drive from there

Best time to visit

The Samaria Gorge park opens from May to October. You can enter as early as 7am and as late as 4pm


The climate is Mediterranean and quite hot in the summer months when the gorge is open to the public, so make sure to dress accordingly and to wear proper sun protection

More info about Hiking in Samaria Gorge:

The Samaria Gorge is a popular hiking trail in Crete. This stunning spot, which is now a National Park, will take you from Xyloskalo up in the White Mountains, down to the Libyan Sea. On the way, the abandoned town of Samaria is a great spot to stop and rest. It has two churches and a fountain with fresh drinking water. After enjoying the stunning flora and fauna on the way, the hike ends at the beach, where the charming village of Agia Roumeli will greet you. This pretty spot can only be accessed by foot or by ferry. Furthermore, it offers a few places to eat and hotels, if you wish to stay. Don’t miss the chance to go hiking in the Samaria Gorge with one of the guides at Explore-Share.com!


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