Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia

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Featuring a dramatic feature of Crete's landscape, Samaria Gorge National Park serves as a major tourist attraction and a protected biosphere reserve, famous for sheltering the extremely rare kri-kri goats. Each year nearly 200,000 people walk through the national park's famous gorge, which starts at an altitude of 1,250 m (4,100 ft) and ends on the shores of the Libyan Sea. To avoid the worst of the crowds, start your hike as early in the day as you can. You cannot camp overnight in the gorge, so you must complete the 16 km (9 mi) hike in a single day. To discover the gorge in the company of other hikers, join a guided excursion through the park. Put Samaria Gorge National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sfakia trip builder.
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  • Locals say that all the other gorges of the island is nothing compared to Samaria. So it is true. If you search for unique hiking experience in Crete the Samaria is the place. The gorge is ending in.....  more »
  • My wife and I (early 60s, average fitness) completed the gorge walk in September 2019. We did an organised trip from our resort Almyrida near Chania. We were picked up at 5:45 and taken by coach to...  more »
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