Friday, January 18, 2013

Samaria Gorge, Crete

The Longest Gorge in Europe or so some places say.

The gorge is 16 km long or a little over 9 miles.  This is a day trip, there is no staying in the gorge (national park) the best thing to do is take a bus to Omalos Plateau and the entrance of the Gorge,  at the time of this writing the admission is 5euros, the park opens in May and closes in October.
How long will it take to walk is dependent on how fast you walk, going quickly about 4 1/2 hours and taking your time 6 hours or more.
 
The Gates, 4M (13ft) apart and 300M (1,000ft) High.

Leaving on the boat

You will want to know what time the last boat leaves from Agia Roumeli, I have heard of people who have missed the boat and had to stay in the small fishing village.  There are of course a few places to stay there and if you want to hike with your traveling gear then it is a great quite place to relax.  Otherwise you will want to take the boat to Hora (village) Sfakion and catch a bus back to your original location.
More information from Wikipedia.
Some great cautionary and details of supplies needed from GoGreece. 

2 comments:

  1. Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. This looks perfect for a visit. One day...

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