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16 mi 26 km of trail 1 Featured Hike

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 1 Trail Hard Trails 0 Trails
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gem Favorite The Iron Gates can't keep the throng of tourists out of the gorge

Samaria Gorge - Iron Gates

(2) Chóra S…, GR

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Favorite The Iron Gates can't keep the throng of tourists out of the gorge
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Samaria Gorge

9.5 mi 15.3 km • Point to Point • 1,467 ft Ascent 447.15 m Ascent

(2) Agía Ma…, GR

Trails in Crete - 5

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3.5 mi 5.6 km #1Olive Valley
Easy/Intermediate
Ágios Nikólaos, GR
Easy/Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Ágios Nikólaos, GR
4.6 mi 7.4 km #2Kroustas - Mardati Farm Road
Easy/Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
Easy/Intermediate
4.6 mi 7.4 km Kritsá, GR
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Agios Nikolaos - Mordati
Easy/Intermediate
Ágios Nikólaos, GR
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Ágios Nikólaos, GR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Olive Grove
Easy/Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
Easy/Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Kritsá, GR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Olive Garden
Easy/Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Kritsá, GR

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The Iron Gates can't keep the throng of tourists out of the gorge
Feb 4, 2018 near Chóra S…, GR
The best time to visit the Samaria Gorge is just after it opens in May when the flowers are plentiful and in bloom, the temperature is still moderate, and the tourists are few
Feb 4, 2018 near Galatás, GR
Look for the rare Kri-Kri goat in the Samaria Gorge
Feb 4, 2018 near Galatás, GR
Sorry I couldn't resist, but the gorge is truly gorgeous.
Feb 4, 2018 near Chóra S…, GR
The first 5 km of the Samaria Gorge trail descend to the gorge proper through a thick forest.
Feb 4, 2018 near Agía Ma…, GR
The Iron Gates
Feb 5, 2018 near Chóra S…, GR

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