Beautiful hike through
the National Park
Why locals love it
Samaria Gorge is one of the world's Biosphere Reserves of unique natural beauty separating the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and Mt Volakias. It is a 16 km long hike, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, and ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. Open from May 1st till October 15th.
Why you should visit it
The gorge became a national park in 1962, mainly as a refuge for the rare kri-kri (Cretan wildgoat) that can be found only in Crete. You can reach it by taking the bus to Omalos from Chania Central Bus Station (KTEL return ticket price 14,30€). When you reach Agia Roumeli beach you take the boat (11€) to Sfakia in order to take the return bus.
You should be equipped with hiking boots or at least a sturdy pair of sneakers. The walk takes 5-7h and you can find lots of drinking water there.
- Mo-Su: 07:00-15:00