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Samaria Gorge

A hiker’s heaven
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  • A stunning gorge that begs to be explored
  • A 5-hour hike will bring you throughout the gorge
  • Home to a very rare goat species
Cut into the White Mountains by the local river, Samaria Gorge is now a world biosphere reserve—although traces of its inhabited past are present in the remnants of Byzantine churches and Venetian castles along the way. Keep an eye out as well for the rare kri-kri, a Cretan goat species endemic to the area.

The Gorge is now a major hiking route, mercifully almost fully downhill. You won’t be on your own during your hike—keep an eye out as well for the rare kri-kri, a Cretan goat species endemic to the area.
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Xylóskalo shuttle buses run from nearly every town and city on Crete, and this is where you’ll find the trailhead.


Samaria Gorge, Sfakia 730 11, Greece


  • Sunday 6AM-4PM
  • Monday 12AM-12AM
  • Tuesday 6AM-4PM
  • Wednesday 6AM-4PM
  • Thursday 6AM-4PM
  • Friday 6AM-4PM
  • Saturday 6AM-4PM


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