The Samaria Gorge is the jewel of the White Mountains, hidden on the southern side of the prefecture of Chania, it is the largest gorge in Europe with an area of 18 km. The Samaria National Park has been included in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (MAB: Man & Biosphere) since 1981, with the aim of promoting and protecting valuable places for man and the rest of the biosphere.
The Samaria Gorge is one of the top destinations in the prefecture of Chania and a trip to Chania is never considered complete unless you visit the gorge... so take a chance and believe us, its wild beauty will not disappoint you...
The path of the gorge starts from Xyloskalo (Omalos plateau, altitude 1227), and following the river it ends at the seaside village of Agia Roumeli. The Samaria trail is the most walked path in Greece, it has excellent signposting which eliminates the risk of getting lost, it is comfortable, well maintained, mainly with stones and dirt.
The Samaria Gorge is not considered particularly difficult, as can be seen from the fact that hundreds of people cross it daily from the time it opens (May) until the time it closes (October). It is a very pleasant route, not difficult, with many changes and a variety of scenery. Of course, we should not forget that while it is not particularly difficult, it is a gorge which in several places requires caution!