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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. Add Samaria Gorge National Park to your Sfakia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sfakia trip itinerary planner.
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  • Привет!!!!!!! Это опять мы,пара из Эстонии,которые до сих пор горды тем,что прошли 18 километров по замечательному ущелью Самарья на Крите.Оооо!!!!!!!!Когда мы проходили последний этап через "проходну...  more »
  • 17 km wilderness. You start from the Omalos plateau at an altitude of 1000 m and you end up after 6 hours of hiking on the beach of AG. Roymelis. one of the 10 best protected faraggia TOU kosmou. wild KRI-KRI on came with and gargara Nera which katebainoyn from the mountains to cool all the way. Rare plants will fill your soul. Unsurpassed experience.
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  • To do! The views are really beautiful, but they pay! Indeed, we walked down to the Gorge for 2 hours and we are then reassembled at the ou parking we had left our car and it was sporting... Hiking deserves to be made in full, but no buses not being expected on arrival, we had to turn back at the end of 2 hours. This walk should be better organized but to do!
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