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Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia

Categories: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • OH MY GOD! - that sentence briefly summarizes Samaria Gorge! My fiance found out about that place before we went to Crete and since we both love mountaineering we decided we definitely should pay a vi...  read more »
  • I did not understand the enthusiasm of many for a show that I believe are modest, and that if the confrontation with the effort required to benefit from it I find it to be avoided. Maybe it will be in the mountains I saw things much more interesting. In my opinion, and according to friends who have accompanied me, not worth recommending it, without detracting from the natural beauty of the island.
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  • This hike is a must-do if you are able to hike 11 miles downhill over stones. It requires a huge amount of effort and even then we saw some people injured. The experience and scenery are worth it. Jus...  read more »
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