Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia

4.4
Must see · National Park · Canyon
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. Put Samaria Gorge National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sfakia trip builder.
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  • Do it! It was one of the highlights of our vacation. If you go with a tour guide BUY YOUR BREAKFAST FROM THE DAY BEFORE! They took us to a very expensive and bad place. Take your breakfast and some.....  more »
  • Absolutely stunning, an exhilarating way to spend a day. We hired a private driver to take us there and pick us up at the end. It took us 6 hours, we didn't rush it but at the same time we didn't...  more »

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