The Samariá Gorge is a National Park of Greece since 1962 on the island of Crete – a major tourist attraction of the island – and a World's Biosphere Reserve. This majestuous gorge is considered one of the great attractions of Crete and many tourists want to visit it. The Samaria Gorge is a must do for all who love to get a glimpse of natures best works. The walk from the entry, starting at an altitude of 1,250m at the northern entrance, to exit is 13km, but you have to walk an extra 3km from the exit gate to Agia Roumeli.
Samaria Gorge great walk
Early in the morning drive to Omalos plateau, the starting point of the downhill hike. It takes approximately 4-6 hours to cross the gorge. At the end of your hike, you will arrive to Agia Rouleli village. Then you have to get the 17:30 ferry from Agia Roumeli and at approximately 18:30, you will arrive at Sougia or Sfakia (your choice) and then continue your trip back to Chania.
You need to pay an entrance fee of 5 Euro (free to children under 15) to the National park of Samaria.
You need to pay the ferry ticket from Agia Roumeli to Hora Sfakion or to Sougia of 12.5 Euro / 6 Euro for Children.