Samaria Gorge is located in Crete Island, South Greece.
Top10 tips Hiking Samaria Gorge are very usefully to all Hiking lovers, Hiking gorge lovers, those the are very keen to feel the adventure of exploring nature. Hiking through Samaria Gorge is about 18 km long, starting at of Omalos-White Mountains and going all the way down, on river side to the sea of Lybia Pelagos at the village of Agia Roumeli (Southern Crete ). The view of the mountains, bird watching and the smell of herbs are amazing.
Top 10 tips Hiking Samaria Gorge.
1. Take the down Direction from Omalos /White Mountains to exit of Samaria Gorge at Agia Roumeli village – Lybian Pelagos . The other way around, the up direction, from the sea side up to the White Mountains, is very difficult and tiring, ( it is up to you to decide) 2. Start early in the morning and take a light jacket with you, the temperature is low early in the morning even the summer time. 3. Hiking or athletic shoes is a must , but take an extra pair with you, having in mind that you going downwards through a rocky path. 4. Walk down to river side up to Samaria old village and take there a half an hour break 5. Don’t take long breaks after that, as from now on the difficult part starts and there isn’t much shade. You need to have in mind that after the gorge’s exit , there is a distance of about 3 kilometers walk until you arrive at sea side – Agia Roumeli village. 6. Take a light lunch with you and chocolate or raisins, it’s a long walk and you need energy. 7. A couple of small bottles of water is a must, but have in mind that there is a lot of safe to drink running water crossing the gorge, but not during last part, from the exit up to the sea side village of Agia Roumeli. 8. Don’t forget your hat and your sunglasses 9. Don’t forget your bathing suit –( Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the clear waters of Lybian Pelagos just right after you arrive at Agia Roumeli village) 10. Don’t forget your CAMERA!!!
An Important Suggestion: Take a bus or a tour from town of Chania up to Omalos ( Samaria’s starting point), instead to drive there, as it will be very difficult to return up to the mountains in order to take your car. The usual way back, is very enjoyable, is the small boat from Agia Roumeli ( after the Smaria Gorge exit), to Hora Sfakion and from there, you may take take the bus back to town of Chania.