4,002 f
9 f
9.54 mi

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near Samariá, Crete (Greece)

Walk down the Samaria Gorge. No GPS is needed, the path is clear at all times. It is highly recommended you get there early in the morning. Check opening times and try to get there early. You will avoid the large crowds, you will enjoy better the gorge and get nicer pictures :)

Moderate for the length, steepness and hot weather (towards the end).


  • Photo of ₩aylander

    ₩aylander Aug 13, 2014

    Wonderful trail, with breathtaking landscapes. The path is totally downhill, but not simple because of the rocky road. I suggest to leave the car in the parking, and after the hike take the ferry at Agia Roumeli and then the bus for Omalos to recover the car. Check the ferry timetable in advance.

  • 00britney May 31, 2015

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    i did the hike last year, it was a remarkable experience. as mentioned the trail is always clear. about every 2 kilometres there's a 'resting space' with toilets and a opportunity to refill your water bottle with fresh water from the spring.

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    giuseppe.mari Apr 20, 2016

    How can you reach back to the starting point ? Is there any taxi bus to call at arrival ? thanks

  • 00britney Apr 20, 2016

    as you reach the end of the hike you enter a small village. from there you need to take the ferry. as far as i know and judging by waylanders comment you will find a bus that will take you to the parking lot if you leave the ferry at the first stop. i would recommend to look into an organized tour (i.e. including bus), they are offered everywhere on the island.

  • gorece Sep 3, 2018

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Per arrivare al mare lentamente occorrono 7/8 ore..
    Occorrono 5 ore camminando a velocità media fermandosi davvero poco al contrario di quanto scritto nella guida..
    Si consiglia di partire x tempo, non oltre le 10, altrimenti non riuscirete a godervi nulla, sarà solo una corsa contro il tempo x arrivare alle 1730 al mare x prendere il traghetto..

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