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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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  • Can I have the Samaria Gorge for yourself? You can! Everything I planned and I have taken this risk. Provided with a lunch and drink I repair your car on the parking in front of the Park. There was the 6 am. I was able to obtain the guardian of the Park who lived at the counter I could enter because I plan to beat the Gorge there and back and come back before closing. I noted that I will be coming back and I could go. It was a joy to be able to roam around in utter solitude and hear only the sounds of nature, animals and the wind then and the sound of running water. I had the ravine only for himself. Day only to wake up so it was nice. There were also problems with water because every few kilometers were places for rest and water source which is imparted in the back way. The power of water has sculpted powerful rocks and created the fantastic views. The walls of the high sometimes to just a few hundred metres, curled and layered poprzekładane how good cake. At the end of the Gorge, I reached the narrow space where the walls are about 3 metres apart and vertically szczelają toward the sky. Yet 2 km to the beach and relax in the tavern. Short Beach holiday and return almost the same way. I climbed into the ruins of the Castle overlooking the sea. Views of the village. The Sun more and more roasted, I go shortcuts from the Castle towards the Gorge. Brief formalities at the counter that I-who returns to Lady odhaczyła, that the number of tourists to agree. Fill the fluids on the road and up. In the literal sense of the word. The Gorge now looks a little different. First, that on the other hand, and secondly, that many tourists it comes down. My next teen km interrupted rest and cooling water. He passes me a few guards Park asking if everything is ok. I have water, yet the forces, so ok. The Gorge again, it gets an empty and in front of me the last few hundred metres difference in altitude. It is not easy after 38 km. traverse the last stone staircase and after 13 hours of reporting at the box office. Mr. smiling congratulates return and ... closes the Park. Wreście on the car, you can change the shoes and wash your feet. The Trek is successful. One piece of advice-good shoes because walking is a lot.
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  • Stunning scenery with beautiful geological formations! A must for every visitor in Crete! In the summer months can be very hot, so it´s best to start very early in the morning about 8, so you avoid mo...  more »
  • The longest Gorge in Europe are 16km in all and 18km to the beach of Agia Roumeli, impressive with the passage of iron doors and its high cliffs of 300 m which will touch almost! a must if you come to Crete! plan right rising rando semi shoe to be in comfort and safe I joined more than 40 pictures that will give you probably want! enjoy your stay in Crete ^^
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