Samaria Gorge National Park, Sfakia

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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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  • I highly recommend a hike through Samaria National Park, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage. The nature is stunning and shows all her beaty in scenery, flora and fauna. Starting in the mountains in....  more
    I highly recommend a hike through Samaria National Park, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage. The nature is stunning and shows all her beaty in scenery, flora and fauna. Starting in the mountains in....  more »
  • Starting at the snow line and hiking to the beach made for a long but beautiful hike. The hike is steep at the start and includes a lot of stream crossings - mostly over stepping stones laid into... 
    Starting at the snow line and hiking to the beach made for a long but beautiful hike. The hike is steep at the start and includes a lot of stream crossings - mostly over stepping stones laid into...  more »
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  • Great food, a little expensive compared to others.
  • It was said, that's open from May the 1st, but it's not, so be careful. It opens at 3rd

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