Samaria Gorge Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Samaria Gorge Trail is a 17.9 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Samariá, Crete, Greece that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
17.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
3625 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

Mostly downhill on some loose gravel. Easy enough walk but you are occasionally sharing the trail with donkeys. The trail follows a clear creek that you can drink from and passes many Byzantine ruins.

hiking
28 days ago

A must-do when visiting Crete! Beautiful views, well maintained and after the hike you can chill in the sea, so take swimming clothes! :)

backpacking
5 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Maintain well and very much so worth the adventure. Rented a car and started at the top, figuring we would be able to hike back up. Which we were not allowed to because of time of day, had to explore the town at the bottom and take a boat to get to another small town lol. I love Crete!

8 months ago

Amazing hike. Took us about five hours. Don't forget to stop and look around once in awhile the views are stunning.

hiking
11 months ago

Summer 2008 - Incredible trek through the gorge. Trail is beautiful throughout.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Great and scenic! A beautiful hike! The trail was a little crowed at times but well worth it!

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Steeped in history and a cafe at the trailhead doesn't get much better than that, the gorge was breathtaking.