Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia

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#1 of 16 in Nature in Chania Prefecture
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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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  • An amazing 16km trekking through one of the best Gorge in Europe. The start of the tracking (the first 90 minutes) are a bit hard but the rest is not that difficult 
    An amazing 16km trekking through one of the best Gorge in Europe. The start of the tracking (the first 90 minutes) are a bit hard but the rest is not that difficult  more »
  • Had an amazing day walking the gorge, the start of the path is downhill and very rocky so it’s advised to wear appropriate shoes but we were equipped. Having read some negative reviews beforehand, I.....  more
    Had an amazing day walking the gorge, the start of the path is downhill and very rocky so it’s advised to wear appropriate shoes but we were equipped. Having read some negative reviews beforehand, I.....  more »
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  • We always wanted to walk the Gorge and it was amazing but a very exhausting walk and a long day but it was worth it
  • Great food, a little expensive compared to others.

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