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Things to do in Samaria village

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“Samaria gorge is a National Park of Greece, on the island of Crete – a major tourist attraction of the island – and a World's Biosphere Reserve.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“It is a 16-mile gorge. This is an amazing journey into nature. But it needs good preparation because it is about 4 hours hiking. Its conclusion is in Agia Roumeli, an amazing traditional area. From there you go by boat to Sfakia and return to Chania by bus.”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Samaria Gorge is one of many beautiful gorges in Crete and one of the places you should visit on your Crete holidays. The gorge has a length of 16 km, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m., in Xyloskalo and ending on the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. It is quite long (4 to 6 hours hiking), so you should be prepared for a quite rough route. The gorge was declared as a national park in 1962 mainly because it is a shelter for the rare Kri-Kri (Cretan Ibex). Samaria Gorge has also a variety of several rare endemic species as well as many species of flowers and birds.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Most famous gorge of Crete, stunning nature, you will be impressed. Definitely worth the hike which takes 4 up to 6 hours. I recommend you to take your time, just make sure that you are around 5 in Agia Roumeli to catch the boat at 5.30 - it runs only once a day.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Eine der größten Schluchten Europas, im Sommer leider sehr voll, am besten mit dem Bus von Chania hin, am Ende der Schlucht kommt man mit dem Boot nach Paleochora oder Chora Sfakion, von der aus gehts mit dem Bus zurück nach Chania”
  • 1 local recommends